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Personal Stories - Part 1

The following links are to stories and profiles of various former or current LDS Church members. Much of their works are on MT. (Note: for those that have contributed to MT, most of their work was composed when they were still active members of the LDS Church).

Grant Palmer, author and retired CES teacher

Books, videos, newspaper articles, writings, talks

Ken Clark, former CES teacher

Youtube videos and writings

Lyndon Lamborn, excommunicated for apostasy

Youtube videos, newspaper articles, writings

Dianne Ormond

Co-Founder of CALM (Community After Leaving Mormonism) 

Former Treasurer and Board Member of The Exmormon Foundation 

Richard Packham

Very knowledgeable former LDS member. Frequent presenter of LDS information. Author of Investigating Mormonism website

Brian Staley

3 time Bishopric counselor

Brandon Pearce

First Counselor in Bishopric

Park Romney

Author and relative of Mitt Romney

Kay Burningham

Author, lawyer and former Mormon

David Twede

Scientist, novelist and LDS researcher

Former Managing Editor of MormonThink

The resignation of a former editor and one of the original founders of MT

Tom Phillips

Stake President, received Second Anointing Temple Ordinance

Avery Wright

Author, current Latter-day Saint & MT contributor

Will Bagley

Author, historian and current Latter-day Saint & MT contributor

Darron T. Smith

Author, researcher and current Latter-day Saint & MT contributor

Steve Bloor

Former bishop in the UK and current Latter-day Saint

Maintains the MormonThinkUK website

Jeremy Runnells

A current lifelong member, Jeremy was asked by a CES Director in April 2013 to share with him Jeremy's questions and concerns regarding the LDS Church and its truth claims. Jeremy wrote a lengthy response called Letter to a CES Director.

Hans Mattsson

Former member of the 3rd Quorum of the Seventy. He was at the time the highest-ranking LDS member in Sweden. He and his wife are still members of the LDS Church.

Stephen Jones

Scholarly Gospel Doctrine teacher and MT contributor. Shared his testimony on Ex-Mormon Scholars Testify.

Stories of other Latter-day Saints: More Mormon Personal Stories - Part 2

Also read the testimonies of these people and others at Ex-Mormon Scholars Testify


For over a hundred faithful stories, please visit Mormon Scholars Testify