Sunstone is pleased to announce its second annual historical conference in Southern Utah, hosted by sister-towns Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona (also known as “Short Creek”).

Featuring some of the brightest minds in Mormon scholarship, this conference will explore the historical roots of Mormonism from an academic perspective. Presenters and attendees will come from many branches of Mormons, from the Salt Lake church to the AUB to the FLDS. 

The event will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 from 11am – 8pm. Location: Holm Sunday School building in Hildale, Utah (exact address will be emailed to registrants).

 Dinner will be served to those who have registered.

This event is held in conjunction with The Fern Foundation’s service project, which will held Saturday and Sunday, May 56 in the Short Creek area. Conference attendees are welcome to join but need to register to volunteer. Find out more about TFF service projects here.


  • 9:00 am: Welcome and orientation: Terrill Musser and Lindsay Hansen Park
  • 10:00 am – 10:45 am: An Introduction to Short Creek: Mayor Donia Jessop
  • 11:00 am – 1:00 pm: Lunch catered by the FLDS
  • 1:00 pm – 1:45 pm: Getting to know the FLDS: An Outsider’s Perspective from a Media and Positive Psychology Lens: Christine Marie Katas
  • 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Faith development Primer: An Introductory Look at How and Why Our Faith Shifts: Bill Reel
  • 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm: History of Fundamentalism: Gabriel Owen
  • 4:00 pm – 4:45 pm: How the Former FLDS Community Can Work Towards Healing: Roy Jeffs, Dan Barlow
  • 5:00 pm: Dinner provided by Sunstone
  • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm: Panel: Our Community: Our Mission

Panelists will include participation from the following groups:
Davis County Cooperative Society.
Christ’s Church
Canadian Group
An Independent Fundamentalist
Moderated by: Lynn Kingston

  •  7:15 pm – 8:00 pm: Mother Wove the Morning: A Search For the Female Face of God: Carol Lynn Pearson
    Moderated by: Lindsay Hansen Park


$15 Ticket to reserve your seat

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