Mormonism has the potential to bring people together to have powerful and profound conversations and both as my Bishop couple while we were newly married and later as friends, Pete and Liz have stood out to me as faithful members of the church who are also nuanced, thoughtful, questioning and singularly unafraid of hard conversations. Its for this reason they have gained the immense respect of Mormons all over New Zealand.
Liz has served a mission, she has been every auxiliary president, gospel doctrine teacher, institute teacher and most recently counselor in the Stake RS presidency. Liz is a marriage guidance counselor by profession specializing in sexual addiction, and is also strong and outspoken feminist. Pete has also served a mission, has been a bishop and a counselor on the stake presidency and most recently served as a stake high counselor. Pete has lead the MBA programme at the University of Canterbury and consults and coaches senior managers and CEO’s on organizational change and leadership. He is the author of two important books on leadership, The Dance of Leadership and The Spirit of Leadership.
In this podcast we will riff on life as Mormons in a small city on the outskirts of the world; We will discuss this particular Mormon moment and the challenges that we face as a community in conflict, and we will talk about things of the spirit and the things of Christ as we look for ways to heal our church communities from the strain of ideological partisanship and lives that are often too busy for compassion.