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.

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