Episode 53: Meet Mary Ellen Robertson

Join Lisa as she interviews Mary Ellen Robertson, Executive Director of Sunstone.

Mary Ellen Robertson grew up Mormon in the suburbs of east Los Angeles. She attended Brigham Young University as an undergrad, which had the unintended consequence of turning her into a confirmed feminist. She earned a master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University in Women’s Studies in Religion and wrote her thesis on the historical relationship between priesthood authority and Mormon women’s use of spiritual gifts in early Mormonism.

Mary Ellen is Executive Director of the Sunstone Education Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Salt Lake City dedicated to independent Mormon Studies. The organization publishes SUNSTONE magazine, holds the largest public conference on Mormon Studies–the annual Sunstone Symposium in Utah, and holds smaller regional Sunstone Symposiums in various cities across the U.S.

4 thoughts on “Episode 53: Meet Mary Ellen Robertson

  1. Thank you for mentioning the importance of your ward choir in your relationship to the Church. I found your story fascinating. Thank you!

  2. I really enjoyed listening to your story. I wasn’t ready for the podcast to end, though! I hope you come back and chat with Lisa again soon.

  3. Thanks, all! I had a wonderful time talking with Lisa and I hope for another opportunity to tell stories at fMh!

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