Mormon of the Year: Who, except for the Quorum of the Twelve and First Presidency, has had the most impact on Mormons and Mormonism in 2014?
Sister Missionaries — Since the announcement lowering the age for their missionary service these sisters have changed the face of missionary service and will continue to have an impact on the Church for the foreseeable future.
Glen A. Larson — Television producer known for infusing the original series Battlestar Galactica with elements from Mormon culture. Larson died this year.
Mormon Musicians — The series of highly popular musicians who have raised the profile of Mormonism among music lovers. Including Brandon Flowers, Imagine Dragons, Neon Trees, Lindsey Sterling, The Piano Guys, Alex Boye and many others.
Mia Love — A Haitian convert to Mormonism, Love gained notoriety in the U.S. when she became the first black female Republican elected to the U.S. Congress
Jeremy Runnells — Known for writing the "CES Letter", a compilation of issues he found difficult in LDS History and Doctrine
Fiona & Terryl Givens — Prolific authors and academics, perhaps most recognized this year for their new book The Crucible of Doubt
Jabari Parker — Highly regarded NBA player expected to be considered for Rookie of the Year.
Denver C. Snuffer, Jr — LDS author of doctrinal books, whose excommunication last year was in the news and got atttention on the bloggernacle.
Studio C — BYU comedy troupe that has become a staple of BYU-TV.
Kate Kelly — The founder of the Ordain Women group, Kelly was excommunicated in June, attracting international attention to Ordain Women’s efforts
Neylan McBaine — Founder and editor-in-chief of the Mormon Women's Project who published the book Women at Church this year.
John Dehlin — Creator of the Mormon Stories website who has become a symbol for doubting Mormons. He disclosed that he was being considered for church discipline during 2014.
Brandon Flowers — No Mormon has had more international visibility for many years and this is very much ongoing in 2014 as he performed in numerous countries. Millions of his fans know he is Mormon. I’m Brandon Flowers and I’m a Mormon has been viewed more than a million times
Bruce Jessen — Psychologist and former bishop who, with James Mitchell, created the controversial "enhanced interrogation" techniques discussed in the U.S. Senate's recently-released report on torture.
Operation Underground Railroad — Mormon-led charity that seeks to rescue children from modern slavery.
Geoff Openshaw & Al Doane of This Week in Mormons — for using their podcast to make difficult issues more palatable for a general audience.
Daniel C. Peterson — Founder of the journal Interpreter, who is beloved for his apologetic writings, known also for his controversial exit from the Maxwell Institute in 2012.
Jeremy Guthrie — Kansas City Royals pitcher who played in the World Series in 2014.
The Piano Guys — Classical music group known for their Youtube videos of popular songs and classical music. They released their fourth major-label album this year.
Isabelle Collin Dufresne — Artist known as Ultra Violet who was one of Andy Warhol's superstars who is perhaps best know for her memoir Famous for 15 Minutes: My Life with Andy Warhol. Dufresne died this year.
Lindsey Stirling — Violinist whose Youtube video “Crystallize” hit 100 million views this year.
Authors of the LDS Topics Essays — The anonymous authors of these significant essays gained significant notoriety this year as the recent essay on Joseph Smith’s Polygamy was the subject of an article in the New York Times and spread around the world
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