The Open Stories Foundation

Our Mission: To promote understanding, healing, growth, and community for people experiencing or impacted by religious transition

Podcasters

Gina Colvin, Ph.D.

A Thoughtful Faith Podcast

Gina Colvin is New Zealander of Māori, English, Irish, Welsh, German and French descent, and is a multi-generation life long Mormon. She is a professor (i.e., lecturer) at the University of Canterbury, with an emphasis on “the history and future of ideas.” She is an insightful thinker and writer and writes for a fantastic blog called KiwiMormon.  She also hosts the A Thoughtful Faith podcast.

John Dehlin, Ph.D.

Mormon Stories Podcast

John received a Ph.D. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Utah State University in 2015. His clinical training and research interests revolve around the nexus of religion and mental health. John’s research has been published in numerous peer reviewed scientific journals including the Journal of Counseling Psychology (APA), the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Identity, the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, the Journal of Homosexuality, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Natasha Helfer Parker, MFT, CST

Mormon Mental Health Podcast

Natasha Helfer Parker, LCMFT, CST runs an online practice, Symmetry Solutions, which focuses on helping families and individuals with faith concerns, sexuality and mental health. She writes at The Mormon Therapist for Patheos: Hosting the Conversation of Faith, runs Mormon Sex Info and is the current president for the Mormon Mental Health Association.

Margi Dehlin

Mormon Faith Crisis Podcast

I graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in English and a minor in philosophy. During my time at BYU, I competed on the cross country and track teams. It was a great way to travel and see a bit of the world. After all that running, I am now content to live the slower life. One that is filled with the beauty of the outdoors, a connection to health and wellness, the daily dose of a good book, hot baths, and a deep and abiding connection to those I love most. I am a wife, mother of four children, and an inveterate seeker.

OSF Board of Directors

Jeremy MacDonald

Board Chair

Jeremy volunteers as Board Chair of the Open Stories Foundation. He focuses on living a life of gratitude with his family, loves telling stories and creating great experiences. He manages corporate real estate and is fascinated by the way the built environment is both a reflection and driver of culture.

Keri Witbeck

Board Member

Keri grew up in the Boise, Idaho area and moved to Logan, Utah to attend USU where she studied Interior Design & Journalism. She is co-founder and CFO of an electronics manufacturing business that she owns with her husband. She loves meeting new people & reading anything she can get her hands on.

Nadine McCombs Hansen

Board Member

With over 2 decades experience as the CEO of Automaxx, Clint Martin brings to the OSF board a wealth of business knowledge and experience. Well acquainted with financial statements, reports and real estate contracts, Clint has the broad business background to provide sound financial guidance to the OSF. He currently resides with his wife and 4 children in Springville Utah. He feels honored to serve the community by serving on the OSF board.

John Dehlin, Ph.D.

Board Member

John received a Ph.D. in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Utah State University in 2015. His clinical training and research interests revolve around the nexus of religion and mental health. John’s research has been published in numerous peer reviewed scientific journals including the Journal of Counseling Psychology (APA), the Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, Identity, the Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, the Journal of Homosexuality, and the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Contact the OSF board

openstoriesboard@gmail.com

HELP PROMOTE UNDERSTANDING, HEALING, AND GROWTH

The Open Stories Foundation mission is to promote understanding, healing, growth, and community for people experiencing or impacted by religious transition. Some of the services we provide include: podcasts, videos, on-line and in-person communities, workshops, retreats, and other support services.

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