Mary Tull is a practicing Utah artist and retired director of several academic and community organizations. She served for six years as the Director of the University of Utah’s Taft Nicholson Environmental Humanities Center in Centennial Valley, Montana. From 2003-2008 she was the Executive Director of Salt Lake’s Leonardo Museum working with a team to develop a new concept museum designed to integrate the arts and sciences through technology. As an Associate at Pathway Associates, she consulted with a variety of local non-profit organizations to add to their capacity and achieve their goals. As Director of Visions for Learning in 2002 Mary provided the leadership to create a celebrated juried exhibit, Utah Arts 2002, to showcase the work of Utah artists during the Winter Olympics.
Mary has worked with her husband Tom Goldsmith and others designing and facilitating workshops that focus on the arts and spirituality, mindfulness, wildlife conservation, and social justice. She is a member of the First Unitarian Church and an enthusiastic vocalist in its choir and music program. She currently serves on the University of Utah’s College of Humanities Partnership Board and the Reimagining Western Landscapes Advisory Board.
Rev. Tom Goldsmith
The Rev. Tom Goldsmith is senior minister of the First Unitarian Church, a congregation he has served since 1987. Prior to coming to Salt Lake City, he served two UU churches in the Boston area and taught Orientation to Ministry at Harvard Divinity School. He also published a regular Op Ed column for the Boston Herald. As senior minister in Salt Lake City, Tom has published and presented locally on politics, parenting, environmentalism, and issues regarding peace and justice. He began the popular Jazz Vespers program series in 1989.
Tom is visiting professor at the University of Utah in the philosophy department. Since 2011 he taught courses in Spiritual Ecology (undergraduates) and Environmental Leadership (graduates). He is often invited into classrooms at the U in various disciplines, including political science and the College of Social Work. Tom loves hiking, reading fiction, and exploring Emigration Canyon where he lives with his wife, Mary Tull and black lab Bo.