Sunstone is headed to Kirtland, OH!

This day long conference features a public temple tour, speakers on Joseph Smith’s Wives and Temple Graffiti, and an auction for a private midnight tour of the hidden secrets of the Kirtland Temple.


Saturday, May 4, 2019

Saturday, May 4:
9:00 am Breakfast with the Community of Christ Congregation
10:00 am Temple Tour led by Seth Bryant
12:00 noon Meet at the Community of Christ Visitor’s Center for the Conference
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Temple Graffitti presented by Tom Kimball
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Wives of Joseph Smith presented by Kelly McAfee
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Lunch Catered by Regovich Catering (lunch is included in your Kirtland Registration)

Lunch Presentation

Who Me? Contemplating the Inconceivable presented by Keith Norman

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm Falling in Love With Kirtland: Six of our Favorite Kirtland Stories from History presented by John Larsen and Lindsay Hansen Park
4:30 pm – 5:15 pm Panel: Mama Dragons presented by Amy Mabey, Cynthia Vermillion, Heather Larkins Riddle, Kelly McAfee
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm


Reconciling Our Heritage: A Move Towards Healing and Wholeness

Presented by Elissa Wall

7:00 pm


Come get dinner with us at Pickle Bills, where we’ll auction off a special midnight tour of all the secrets the Kirtland temple has to offer. This exclusive tour only has 6 available spots, so be sure to come bid!

12:00 midnight Private Midnight Tour for six of the Kirtland Temple, auctioned off and led by Tom Kimball

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Please join us for a Morning Communion Service and guided Prayer Stations in the Kirtland Temple.


Register today for the full conference. $65  

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About Our speakers

This conference featured a presenter who is in violation of our code of conduct. For more info on Tom Kimball and his history, click here for the January 14, 2023 statement.

Amy Mabey is a senior at Ohio State University majoring in English and Creative Writing with a minor in Philosophy. She is also a Mama Dragon.

Cynthia Vermillion: VP of Columbus, Ohio PFLAG

Heather Larkins Riddle: former head of Public Affairs for the Valencia Stake LA county in Los Angeles County. Member of Mama Dragons and mom to an amazing LGBTQ.

Keith Norman: lives in Solon, OH with his wife Kerry and three laying hens who patrol the garden for worms.  He participated in the founding of Sunstone, and has published articles and reviews in BYU Studies and Dialogue, as well as Sunstone.

Kelly McAfee: former head admin for Mamas Moving Forward (a sister group of Mama Dragons) and Mom to a transgender child.

Seth Bryant is the Director of Kirtland Temple and Seventy in Community of Christ.

Tom Kimball is a full-time student at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland.