Priesthood in the LDS church continues to be a hot topic. This week the Sistas sit down with Kate Kelly and Suzette Smith of Ordain Women to find out what all the chit chat, pants wearing and standing in line is all about.
Kate Kelly graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Political Science. She served a mission for the church in Barcelona, Spain and married her husband, Neil, in the Salt Lake City temple in 2006. She graduated from American University’s Washington College of Law cum laude, the only law school in the world founded by and for women. She founded the Ordain Women movement, starting with the website www.ordainwomen.org on March 17, 2013. She led a group of over 250 women to request entrance to the Priesthood Session of General Conference on October 5, 2013.
Suzette Smith is a life-long active Mormon, baptized by her father at age 8 in a small farming community in Idaho, where she grew up. She served a mission of the church in 1991 in Melbourne, Australia. Over the years, she has served in many callings across the auxiliaries of the church and currently loves teaching Sharing Time to the Primary children in Alexandria (Virginia) 3rd Ward. She is the Executive Secretary of Ordain Women. Suzette received a Bachelor’s Degree from BYU in 1994 and an MBA from Bentley University in 2002. She owns her own business and works as a professional organizer throughout the Washington DC area.