Saturday, February 9, 2019

Location: Phoenix Central Community of Christ

Saturday, February 9th: Leaving and Not Leaving It Alone
1:00pm – 1:25pm Introduction and welcome: Lindsay Hansen Park
1:30pm – 2:45pm

Concurrent Sessions:

Revelation and Relativity: Einstein Explains Kolob and Spacetime Warpage in Abraham 3 presented by Joseph Callender

Mormon Stigma and Fundamentalist Identity presented by Heather Cooke and Lindsay Hansen Park

3:00pm – 4:00PM Group Discussion: Mormon Identity Led by Terrill Musser, Tim Coray, Lindsay Hansen Park

Epic Mormon Potluck

Bring your quintessential Mormon food to our Annual Epic Mormon Potluck and vote on your favorite! The winner of our potluck will win a full year’s subscription to Sunstone’s full family of podcasts!

5:30pm Keynote: You Can Leave the Church, But Can’t Leave it Alone presented by John Larsen

About the speakers:

Heather Cooke was raised in the FLDS. At ten years old she left and found herself a child amongst “The Lost Boys.” She’s now a podcaster, mother, and community organizer in Short Creek.

John Larsen holds a BA in linguistics from BYU and a MBA from WSU. He is the former host of the Mormon Expression Podcast. John is employed at the University of Utah. He writes and podcasts occasionally at He lives in SLC with his four children and stepchildren, and is married to Kimi Mayo.

Joseph Callender: Engineer Joseph Callender is an expert on space and military systems reliability. He’s also passionate about the mysteries of the spirit, writing in his Best-Selling Faith and Physics that when faith is understood in terms of the scientific properties of light, conflicts disappear and a synergy emerges that enriches both.

Lindsay Hansen Park is host of the Year of Polygamy podcast and executive director of the Sunstone Education Foundation.

Terrill Musser was born and raised into the FLDS religion in Hildale, UT. He grew up with over 45 brothers and sisters and had 3 incredible Moms. Terrill has been a vital part of the rebuilding of the Short Creek Valley. He has helped rebuild the Hildale Government, create bridges with outside organizations and with county and state governments. He has helped rebuild schools, libraries and helped get the Cottonwood Park rebuilt and back to the people.

Tim Coray joins Sunstone with a particular interest in the LGBTQ+ Mormon experience. He graduated from Southern Utah University with a degree in English and earned a teaching certificate from University of Alaska Fairbanks. Tim now works as a freelance videographer.


Please bring a side dish to our Epic Mormon Potluck (bring the most “Mormon” food you can think of) and register to grab a ticket below:

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The 2019 Sunstone Southwest Conference will be held at the Phoenix Community of Christ building, located at 4224 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018.