Speaker – Jed Woodworth

2019 Relief Society Conference: Saturday, March 16, 2019

9:00 AM Keynote Speaker (Chapel)
“The Visibility of Women in Covenant History”
“La visibilidad de las mujeres en las historia del convenio”

10:10 AM Saints Q&A (Chapel)

Why do we need another history of the Church? Don’t we have plenty of histories already? Jed Woodworth talks about the rationale behind Saints: The History of the Church of Jesus Christ in the Latter Days, what makes it different from other histories, and why the digital edition now has over 40 million page views.

11:00 AM How to Minister to Members with Historical Doubts (Chapel)

11:50 AM How to Minister to Members with Historical Doubts (Chapel)

How do I help my loved one who has left the Church? Do I need to become an expert on Church history in order to do it? What do I need to do to fortify myself? The answers might surprise you. Q-A to follow presentation.


Jed Woodworth is a historian and writer for the Church History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He is currently the managing historian of Saints, the multi-volume history the Church began publishing in 2018. Prior to joining the Church History Department in 2012, he was employed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a PhD in history. He holds additional degrees from BYU and Harvard. Jed is married to the former Shawna Cluff and together they have five children, ages two to thirteen.

Jed Woodworth es un historiador y autor del Departamento de Historia de la Iglesia de Jesucristo de los Santos de los Últimos Días. Actualmente es el historiador administrativo de Santos, la historia de varios volúmenes que la Iglesia comenzó a publicar en 2018. Antes de unirse al Departamento de Historia de la Iglesia en 2012, trabajó en la Universidad de Wisconsin-Madison, donde obtuvo un doctorado en historia. Tiene títulos adicionales de BYU y Harvard. Jed está casado con la ex Shawna Cluff y juntos tienen cinco hijos, de dos a trece años de edad.

Read Saints online here.

*BYU Religious Studies (n.d.) Retrieved 2/27/2019 from https://rsc.byu.edu/authors/woodworth-jed