As part of our First Person series, Forum invites Bay Area residents to share their lived experience leading remarkable and important lives within our community. Matt Marostica lives in Berkeley but is the High Councilor in the Oakland Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, as people within the faith prefer to be called instead of the more common term Mormon. Marostica, a former bishop of the Berkeley ward, says his congregation is made up of all sorts of people, from openly-gay members, to undocumented immigrants, to conservatives. Marostica says he loves his church and faith community, and is working to change it from the inside.
First Person: Berkeley's Matt Marostica on How to Make Progressive Change within a Conservative Church
Matt Marostica is the former bishop of the Berkeley ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Matt Marostica)
Matt Marostica, Former bishop of the Berkeley Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints