Times & Seasons Welcomes Rory Swensen

We’d like to give a warm, hearty welcome to Rory Swensen, who has agreed to guest blog here for a week or two. Rory grew up in Coalville, a small town in Utah east of Salt Lake. He has been a lifelong member of the church and served a foreign-speaking mission to Georgia (the state, not the country), so he is fluent in both American English and Southern Drawl. He’s served in various callings, but his activity levels seem to fluctuate throughout the year with a surprisingly direct correlation to football season.

He earns a living in the technology sector, but his interests range from history to philosophy to science – an eclectic mix that enables him to be wrong most of the time, but wrong with style. He also currently serves as the co-chair of the Sunstone Foundation Board of Directors, so his thoughts are hardly representative of Mormon thought.

He and his wife Krista, both impenitent Parrotheads, have four children.

5 comments for “Times & Seasons Welcomes Rory Swensen

  1. Randy B.
    April 17, 2009 at 10:07 am

    Very, very cool.

  2. April 17, 2009 at 10:32 am

    I served in Georgia from 85-87. Any overlap? Anyway, I look forward to reading.

  3. Rory Swensen
    April 17, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Eric, I served 90-92. I had a companion named Eric Nielson in 91, and he looked strikingly like you, so each time I see your name and photo I do a quick double-take.

  4. April 17, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Excellent — I always liked his acting in The Singles Ward and The R.M. :)

  5. April 18, 2009 at 3:14 pm


    You see my name and photo?!

    Anyway, we Mormons all sorta look alike.

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