About the Authors

Eric-Jon Keawe Marlowe is an associate professor in the Department of Religious Education at Brigham Young University— Hawaii. Born in Hawaii (kamaʻāina, not kanaka maoli), his research in Pacific Church history has taken him across Polynesia and into Micronesia. He is a board member and former president of the Mormon Pacific Historical Society. Dr. Marlowe teaches Pacific Church history among his university courses and has published and presented on various religious and historical topics. He received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University and a PhD from Brigham Young University.

Clinton D. Christensen is a global acquisitions specialist at the Church History Library in Salt Lake City assigned to collect Church history in the Asia, Philippines, and Pacific areas of the Church. He and his team collected numerous oral histories and several previously uncatalogued documents relating to the Laie Hawaii Temple for its centennial. Many of these oral histories are included in his new book, Stories of the Temple in Lāʻie, Hawaiʻi. He holds master’s degrees in English from Brigham Young University (Provo) and in library science from Wayne State University.