About the Author
Park B. Romney, born in Spokane, Washington, in 1956 was ordained as High Priest in the Mormon Melchizedek priesthood in 1982. He served in two successive Mormon Bishoprics as Counselor, and as a member of a Stake Mission Presidency. He asked to have his name removed from the records of the Church in 2004, having concluded that he could no longer support the claims of the Churchs divine authority. He is the son of the former marriage of Milton C. Romney and Evelyn Brannock Romney. Milton C. Romney is the great grandson of Miles Park Romney, the Mormon polygamist who gained notoriety as a result of the Mitt Romney campaign for the presidency in 2008. Miles Park Romney was the son of Miles Romney who immigrated to Nauvoo, Illinois from Lancashire, England to join Joseph Smiths community of Mormons as a result of the missionary efforts of Orson Hyde, an early Mormon apostle. Both Miles Romney and Miles Park Romney are celebrated for their prominent roles in the construction of Mormon temples. Park Romney is seen here standing next to the gravestone of Miles Romney in St. George, which is a historical landmark.