Church Historian Dr. Kate Holbrook will present a fireside on the impact of revelation on women in Church History.

The study of Church history uncovers a living theology of what belief looks like in practice, as practice both supports–and sometimes challenges–belief. This presentation will be a history-based analysis of the process of revelation in members’ lives. Dr. Holbrook will explore what we have understood revelation to be, and how revelation has shaped our experience as believers. She will also discuss the consequences of the First Vision and its impact on how women leaders have implemented revelation to build both the institutional church and the faith of its members.


LA Temple Visitors’ Center

10707 North Temple Way

Los Angeles, CA 90025


Dr. Kate Holbrook is a leading voice in the study of Latter-day Saint women and their foodways. As a managing historian at the Church History Department, she writes, studies, and interprets history full-time. Her major research interests are 1) women shaping and interpreting their faith; and 2) the practice of everyday religion.

Kate’s book publications include The First Fifty Years of Relief Society: Key Documents in Latter-day Saint Women’s History, Women and Mormonism: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, and At the Pulpit: 185 Years of Discourses by Latter-day Saint Women. She lives in Salt Lake City with her husband and three daughters.