Catherine M. Stokes
Retired in 2006 as a deputy director for the Illinois Department of Health, she is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago. She served as vice-chairman of the board of trustees of the InnerCity Youth Charitable Foundation in Chicago from 1990 to 2006. After moving to Utah, she was on the board of the Utah AIDS Foundation and is now membership chair of the Utah Chapter of the African-American Genealogy & Historical Society. She is featured in the book, Mormon Women: Portraits & Conversations, and has recently been named as a member of the new Editorial Advisory Board for the Deseret News.
Cathy was featured in Dereset News a few weeks ago The Righteous Life Of Cathy Stokes
An African-American Latter-day Saint speaker ,writer, and award winning film producer, Darius Gray was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the mid-1960s and then attended Brigham Young University for a year. After that he transferred to the University of Utah. He worked for a time as a journalist.
President Darius Gray was a counselor in the presidency of the Genesis Group when it was formed in 1971, then served as president of the group from 1997 to 2003.
Joined the LDS church in Aug of 1968 a month later he married the Lei (the young lady that introduced him to the Church). After joining the LDS Church Eugene felt something was missing so he and Lei started hosting a "reunion" of sorts in 1969, which at that time was attended by 30 people. By 1971, the annual event drew more than 100 members.
|Eugene Orr & Darius Gray|
(photo courtesy of )
Journal-Black Mormon Girl
**We attended this year, although we didn't count we are sure there were well over 150 people
Trevor C. Hill (
Trevor attended University of Southern California and University of Utah and graduated with a degree in film and has a passion for start-up companies and media production. Genesis Media Works, based in Salt Lake City, UT, produces works ranging from commercial/industrial video to transformative social documentary films. Genesis is in various stages of producing several feature documentaries including Rise (a Spanish/English documentary filmed in Honduras), Karōshi and the Ethic of Work (a workforce / wellness research project), The Religious Test (about religion and American presidential politics), Our Lady of the Bayous, set in rural Louisiana.
Michael Potter (Producer)
When Trevor Hill approached Michael to make a film about the historical political bias against Mormons, Michael cited his longstanding personal policy to avoid projects dealing with politics or religion. His curiosity about the nation’s religio-political zeitgeist eventually won out, however. Michael’s hope in making this film was to not become an authority himself, but to provide a forum where the various angles of this timely topic could be presented as the impetus to further discussion among viewers.
Michael studied film and Japanese at Brigham Young University. Upon graduating he began work on film sets with crews from around the world. While maintaining clients in the commercial/corporate world through Lights + Colors, Michael is a Los Angeles-based producer, director, motion graphics designer, and editor.
Michael’s IMDb page
See trailer here The Religious Test