Alice Faulkner Bush presents the #83 Dialogue Gospel Study.

Alice Faulkner Burch was born in Oxnard, CA to Cleo & Elwanda Faulkner. She received an Associate’s Degree from Oxnard College.

In 2017 Alice retired from full-time employment for a large, prominent Utah-based corporation after 30 years where she wrote several training manuals, created many reports which continue to be used, and organized and helped establish a high-level program over which she was the Administrator for 10 years – from its inception to the day of her retirement.

She volunteered for 5 years at the Utah State Prison in the Family History Center. She is the last Relief Society President of the L.D.S. Genesis Group. She has been the Secretary of the Utah Chapter of Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society for 7 years, serves annually on the Utah Juneteenth Organizing Committee, is a Founding Member of the Utah Black Roundtable where she has served as Secretary for 4 years, and serves as Director of Special Events on the Executive Committee of Sema Hadithi African American Heritage & Culture Foundation (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the researching, preserving, and teaching of Utah’s Black American history).

In 2016 she was a featured speaker at the Mormon Women Historians Initiative Team’s Conference. In 2020 she was the featured speaker at the Utah Women’s Democratic Club Luncheon.

Alice is the author of the article “The Preacher, the Labor Leader, the Homosexual, and the Jew: The Template for Achieving Great Goals”, published in the Fall 2018 Dialogue A journal of Mormon Thought; the essay “A Letter to My Black Daughter Never Born”, published in the book A Place to Belong in 2019 by Deseret Book; and General Editor of the 2022 Deseret Book published “My Lord He Calls Me: Stories of Faith by Black American Latter-day Saints” to be released November 2022.

She is a past small business owner of Ask Mama Alice where she worked with White American couples who have adopted Black American children, assisting them to successfully raise their children in Utah.

In her personal time she enjoys writing, cross-stitching, and doing the dying art of whole-cloth quilting – a skill she learned on her own to honor her maternal Grandmother Nancy McVoy Dail. In 2012 Alice married the Great Love of Her Life, Robert Samuel Burch, Jr. Together Alice and Robert work to make Utah a better and enjoyable place for Black American people.