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BENNETT BORDEN

PRESIDENT, NORTH STAR INTERNATIONAL

Currently serving as the president of North Star, Bennett was raised in a first generation Latter-day Saint family in the rural south. He served an American Sign Language mission in Indiana, North Carolina and Michigan. After his mission, Bennett came out and spent the next 20 years in a same-sex relationship, marrying his partner when it became legal to do so. However, Bennett longed for the peace and joy the gospel brings. Bennett’s journey back to the gospel as a child of God who experiences same sex-attraction has given him a treasured testimony of the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the love God has for each of His children, especially those who experience same-sex attraction or gender identity challenges and their loved ones, friends, and leaders. After his divorce from his husband and returning to the Church, Bennett married Becky in 2013 and they were sealed in the Washington DC temple in 2014. Together they are striving to share the message of hope and joy the gospel brings and their journey as same-sex attracted children of God.

Bennett Borden is a partner at an international law firm, chair of a litigation practice group and its Chief Data Scientist. In addition to his work as a litigator, Bennett has extensive experience advising companies on corporate and information governance, growth strategies, and effective messaging. Bennett has a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from George Mason University, a Masters in Business Analytics from New York University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law School.