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Oasis cofounder Helen Austen: "How to change the world"

  • Southworth Hall 116 W Center Street Provo, UT, 84601 United States (map)

Main Talk: Helen Austen - "How to change the world"

Musician: Jacob Larsen


About Helen

President/Co-Founder of the Oasis Network and Executive Director/Founder of Kansas City Oasis.

Helen Austen is a social entrepreneur, community organizer and national speaker. She holds a master’s degree in Human Services and a graduate certificate in Professional Counseling.

With a vision for an alternative to faith based community, Helen founded Kansas City Oasis in early 2014. In response to a growing demand for Oasis communities in other cities, Helen co-founded and became the president of The Oasis Network, the affiliate organization that helps to launch and support Oasis communities across North America.

Helen’s non-profit work has been featured in the Atlantic Monthly, Washington Post, the Religious News Service, the Kansas City Star Sunday Magazine, Pitch Weekly, the Kansas Leadership Journal and many more. In 2016, she was invited to be a columnist for the Kansas City Star’s Faith Walk column. Additionally, she has been a return guest on Kansas City’s NPR affiliate show “Central Standard”.

Helen also owns and operates the highest rated professional organizing company in the Kansas City metro area. You can watch her monthly on NBC’s Kansas City Live as their resident expert organizer. Her organizing work has also been featured on KCTV5, Fox4KC, KMBC Channel 9, NBC Action News 41, KCMO Talk Radio, The Kansas City Star and The Lawrence Journal World.


Note the new location and time.  As of August 20th, we started meeting at Southworth Hall, 116 W Center Street in Provo, with doors opening at 10:00 a.m.

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and conversation. 

Meeting begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. with live music. 

Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! 

Bring some food to share if you’d like.


Southworth Hall, 116 W Center Street in Provo

About us

Utah Valley Oasis is a secular alternative to faith based community. Oasis welcomes everyone to join us for our weekly Sunday morning gathering which consists of discussion, a secular talk, coffee and snacks, and live music from some of the valley’s best.