JANUARY 22, 2022

Gabby Acord

Emotional Ability and Faith Transition

Psychotherapist and owner of a private group practice specializing in relationship trauma, Gabby has over 25 years of experience working in the field of Mental Health.  She will be speaking on finding emotional stability after a faith crisis.


Spiritual Healing Through Meditation

Freelance writer / yoga & meditation instructor Hollie Swapp will be leading us through a guided meditation to help us unwind and de-stress.

Sharon Johnson

Finding Community

Mother, TikToker, artist, and former-Mormon, Sharon will be speaking on the importance of community and how to find it after a faith transition.

Derick Turner


Writer/Musician Derick Turner will share a message of hope through song and story about his faith journey and finding community after Mormonism.

Veronica Andrew

Finding Identity and Purpose

TikToker Veronica is a mother of 5 navigating a mixed-faith marriage. Having experienced grief and loss on several levels, she will be speaking on finding identity and purpose after your life turns upside down.

Jayrod Garrett

The 4 Powers and Healthy Relationships

Poet, educator, and human rights speaker Jayrod Garrett longs for a world that sees each of us as human beings. He will be speaking on ‘The Four Powers and Healthy Relationships’.

David E.

Maintaining Strong Relationships with Believing Friends and Family

Former missionary and former active LDS member David Edgel has been on both sides of the TBM fence.  He will discuss ways to maintain successful family relationships whatever your beliefs.

Kyle Ashworth

What to Expect When You Weren't Expecting Homosexuality

Latter Gay Stories Podcaster Kyle Ashworth strives to let people know “they are not alone, are not broken, and their best days are ahead.” He will be speaking on LGBTQ+ issues, gender identity & pronouns.



Talented poet Rees Sweeten will be performing some of her original poems, including ‘Tie’ and ‘I’ve Got a Poem in My Pocket’.


'Single' - Comedy Performance

Sequoia is a drag artist, singer, and actor in Salt Lake City. She is the hostess of the monthly shows Wigs and Brunch at WB’s eatery in Ogden, Geekin Out at Quarters, and High Wasted at Blue Genes downtown You can also catch her regularly with “The Quorum of the Queens” drag brunches, and many others, all across the Wasatch front.

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