Confession of Mayor Dennis Fife
For over seven months now, I have been going through the repentance process for indiscretions I have committed. I have confessed to my wife, my ecclesiastical leaders and recently spoke to the city council but I want to share that confession with the residents of Brigham City.
Prior to serving as your mayor, I served as a local Bishop. In that capacity I counseled with many members of the congregation regarding their personal lives. When I was released, one woman with whom I had been counseling continued to seek my advice. I referred her to the new Bishop and yet she continued to seek me out. I am not assigning blame to her, but the confidential relationship that had developed during my counseling time with her as a Bishop continued. I am guilty of indiscretions that occurred during this continuation period.
I recognized the need to completely terminate that relationship and I have confided the details of my transgressions to my family and my church leaders. They are assisting me in the repentance process. I have asked their forgiveness and understanding and I’m grateful it has been extended. We are working through these issues together.
As your mayor, I am asking for your forgiveness and understanding. I have the support of my wife and I am asking for your support as I continue to serve as your mayor. Judge me as you will but my conscience is clear and my commitment to serve is resolute.