It gives me great pleasure to introduce Emma and Roy Hann from Dundee in Scotland. Life members of the LDS church Emma and Roy are the parents of 13 children, which in the UK is more than unusual. So unusual in fact that over the last 3 years their family has captured the attention of the British media and are featured in three reality TV shows Channel Four’s 15 Kids and Counting, 16 Kids and Counting, and My Big Family Wedding (produced by the CBBC). Along with countless print media articles, and television interviews their family has achieved not an inconsiderable amount of recognition in the UK and beyond – not just as a large family but as a large Mormon family.
While Emma and Roy are Mormon to the bone some of their experiences over the last while have caused to reflect upon how much they want a church experience for themselves and their 13, soon to be 14 children that is loving, empowering, full of discussion, cooperative and ultimately compassionate. A church experience where everyone is welcome, able to tell their own stories without fear, and where the church’s considerable resources are put to good use in local communities.
Join me as I chat with Emma and Roy through childhood, children, missions, marriage, nursing, their American sojourn, television work, charity work, faith transitions and their hopes for the future.
Link to My Big Family Wedding