Episode 41

Let's Talk LDS Church Finance with Canadian Tithing Whistleblower Nigel Kennett

On a special financial update episode of Mormonish Podcast, Rebecca and Landon are joined by Canadian tithing whistleblower, Nigel Kennett. In his profession as an accountant, Nigel stumbled upon the fact that the LDS church was sending $100,000,000 or more to BYU-Provo, BYU-Idaho, and BYU-Hawaii annually. After asking local leaders for clarification, he eventually took the information to a Canadian news program, The 5th Estate, which broadcasted an episode on LDS tithing in Canada. Nigel tell us about his life as a faithful member up until his discovery, which put him on a path that changed his life and shone a spotlight on LDS church finances for the world to see. We absolutey loved our conversation with Nigel and we know you will too. He's a wonderful, caring, ethical human being who had to speak out when he recognized something that while legal, is not ethical or moral. If you'd like to watch the orginal 5th Estate episode, we've linked it below.

The Mormon church in Canada: Where did more than $1 billion go? - The Fifth Estate


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Rebecca Bibliotheca

Rebecca Bibliotheca is a mother or three boys, co-founder of "The Good Book Club," a virtual reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, cohost of "Mormon Media Reviews," and leader of the "Mormon Stories Book Club." She has a Masters of Library and Information Science from BYU and worked for many years at the BYU Library. She and her husband, Tom, also founded a youth theater program that is in its 19th year. Rebecca loves the theater, reading, film, spending times outdoors, church watching and iced coffee!
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Landon Brophy

Landon Brophy is the proud father of four children, two grandchildren, three ATVs and a boat. He's a former military officer, the co-founder of The Good Book Club, a reading group for post and nuanced Mormons, ann international manager for a global defense contractor, and a worldwide traveler. He and his wife founded "Utah Wanderers," an online travel guide to exploring Utah. Landon loves the outdoors, ATVing, boating, flying, reading, observing the "ongoing restoration" and second Saturdays!