Erik J. Richtsteig

The Rev. Erik J. Richtsteig is the pastor of St. James the Just Catholic Church in Ogden, Utah. He was leading Mass in June 2013 when a man with a gun entered his sanctuary and shot a parishioner.

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Scott Hayashi

The Right Rev. Scott Hayashi is the bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah. He supports medical marijuana but advocated against Utah’s 2018 ballot initiative because of concerns about its structure.

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Blaire Ostler

Blaire Ostler is director of the Mormon Transhumanist Association. She speaks and writes about the relationship between her faith, feminism and transhumanism.

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Lincoln Cannon

Lincoln Cannon helped found the Mormon Transhumanist Association and the Christian Transhumanist Association. He writes and speaks about the relationship between philosophy and technology.

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David Nichols

The Rev. David Nichols is the pastor of Mount Tabor Lutheran Church in Salt Lake City. He helped launch the Faith, Ethics and Science Roundtable, which brings together religious leaders and scholars for monthly discussions.

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Brian Kershisnik

Brian Kershisnik is a contemporary artist and Mormon whose faith-based work is featured on a tour of the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. He has described his subjects as people engaged in “workaday holiness” and lectured about the intersection of faith, inspiration and art at the Art, Belief and Meaning symposium in 2008. […]

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Beth Krensky

Beth Krensky is an associate professor of art education and the area head of art teaching at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is also an artist and activist. Her work is expressed in objects — she makes reliquaries, prayer shawls and “portable sanctuaries.” Some of her work is rooted in Judaism.

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Megan Sanborn Jones

Megan Sanborn Jones is an associate professor of theater at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Her area of expertise is Mormon-produced pageantry and melodramas.

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