Our Management Team

Michelle Grim
Michelle was a 6th generation Mormon who’s family background included polygamists. After a lifetime in the Mormon Church, Michelle left the church in search of the truth. Though she would find that lasting peace in Christ, it did come with a price. Michelle was  rejected by her friends and family in Utah and treated like the worst kind of criminal.  The Mormon Church has attempted to persuade her to come back to the Mormon Church and renounce her Christian faith, even going as far as pressuring family members.  Since she left, the LDS Church has long persecuted her by using character assassination as their weapon. Ironically, although Michelle would once spit in the face of Ed Decker for his efforts to shed light on Mormon beliefs, she eventually joined forces with him and worked along side Mr. Decker at Saint Alive for 11 years.  Michelle and her husband, Kirk, have two beautiful daughters, ages 20 and 18.

 

Kirk Grim
Kirk joined the Mormon Church in Thousand Oaks, CA. in 1981.  Shortly afterwards, he joined the Air Force and was immediately stationed at Hill Air Force Base in Layton, Utah where he met and married Michelle Parker.  Over the next 10 years he began questioning the teachings of the church and comparing it to the Biblical perspective which ultimately led to his discovery of the true Jesus Christ.  Kirk and his family now reside in the Northwest where he and Michelle have ministered to countless Mormons.  Kirk also came from a background of Masonry and has extensive knowledge about the Lodge and its affects upon the Christian’s life.  Kirk retired from the Air Force Reserves and continues to work in the aviation industry.

 

Kent Otott
Kent is the Executive Director for North Central Kansas Teens For Christ, Inc., headquartered in Concordia, KS.  His primary duties include the overseeing and production of the Teens For Christ Bible Clubs and Teens For Christ Rallies along with other youth ministry functions.  He has been with North Central Kansas Teens For Christ since January, 1984.  Kent is a graduate of Christ Unlimited Bible Institute, which was operated by a ministry formally known as Kansas City Youth For Christ.

Kent’s local ministry involvement included being the treasurer of the Concordia Ministerial Association. He created a jail ministry program for Cloud County. He serves as the Chaplain for the Concordia Fire Department and has been invited to start a chaplaincy program for the Concordia Police Department.

Kent has recently been added to the board of directors of the Nauvoo Christian Visitors Center.  He has helped with their outreach programs for since 2001. His interest in counter cult ministry has grown since beginning serious research in 1998 and has sought to educate people in north central Kansas and south central Nebraska.

We have many faithful volunteers on our staff who willing lend their time to us to bring Jesus Christ to the lost.

Our volunteers include:

Melissa Grimes
Melissa converted to Mormonism after getting married. She was a faithful, temple going member of the Mormon Church for thirteen years. It was through a television documentary three years ago on the Masons that led Melissa to ask some serious questions about Mormonism. Since then she has left the Mormon Church for a relationship with Jesus Christ.

20 Responses to “Our Management Team”

  1. fred grant July 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm #

    god bless all of you i to learned the truth about the cult..poor old tom,so many are leaving his money is running low

    • paul harris July 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

      he needs to starve for all the lyes hes told and the money hes stole.i hope they loose there tax exsemp status and he and all the rest will be in hell with there god saten

  2. CamdenC July 26, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

    To Paul Harris: What are you talking about? Please explain your post…

    • An Ex-Mormon August 31, 2011 at 6:22 am #

      Translation of Paul Harris post:

      “He [Thomas Monson] needs to starve for all the lies he has told and the money he has stolen. I hope they [LDS church/Mormon Inc.] lose their tax exempt status and He [Thomas Monson] and all the rest will go to hell with their god Satan.”

  3. CamdenC August 31, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    Ex-Mormon:

    I can understand how you feel. I too felt very angry when I first started investigating the LDS religion I was born into and lived out for the first 26 years of my life. Thankfully by the Grace of God, He set me free… and I am free indeed.

    Try and do what I did when I left the church. I focused that anger and feelings of betrayment into love and compassion for the LDS people. Namely because all the people I had ever known and loved were still in the church. I started witnessing to all people about Jesus and how he had set me free. I not only witnessed about Jesus, but I also warned people about the false teachings of the LDS church. That they have a great veneer of Christianity, but the church is like a whitewashed tomb. I had to get the word out to fellow Christians and non-believers that the even though the LDS church had the “structure” and the “answers” to the tough questions in life, (which makes them so attractive to lost people), the structure is a yoke and the answers are heretical when compared to the Bible.

    Pray for Monson, and all the LDS people that the Holy Spirit will reveal to them the Truth that can only be found in the “God breathed” Word of God. That having an answer for every little thing does not mean that it is true. Men can “interpolate” anything to support their ideas.

    “His ways our higher than our ways, His thoughts are higher than our thoughts”

    How deep are the riches and the glory of God. His judgements are unsearchable and His paths beyond tracing out.

  4. saltlaketorome November 18, 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    I am so glad I found this blog. I am currently in the process of leaving the Mormon Church and as you probably know, it is far from easy.

    • lifeafterministry November 19, 2011 at 12:47 am #

      Hey there Salt Lake!

      We wanted you to know that we’re praying for you! When you’re comfortable with sharing let us know how we can pray for you or how you decided to leave.

    • YourKingdomInheritance March 16, 2012 at 6:34 am #

      I wanted you to know I am praying for you! I left the church 9 years ago, I am Free in Christ! It is so amazing. I have a Mormon Recovery Ministry on FB. Right now we are doing a study in Hebrews on “Our Great High Priest.” I am sure this information will be helpful to you.
      God Bless, La Vonne

      • lifeafterministry March 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

        We need your testimony on our site! ;) When you have time why don’t you e-mail it to me? :) I know your story will bless many people my dear.
        Michelle

        • YourKingdomInheritance March 18, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

          Thank you very much Michelle for this opportunity to share my story. I have started a Mormon Recovery Ministry on FB and I am seeking a church to host this ministry here in S. Cal. There aren’t any former Mormon ministries here. I also just completed my book, “Loved into the Light, Shining God’s Light on Mormonism.” Please tell me more about your ministry.
          Here is the intro from my book. Please let me know if you would like to adjust it. I am hoping that if you paste it as an intro to my book it will bring awareness of the book.

          Introduction – Journey to Freedom

          “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
          - John 8:32

          I was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. I lived a pretty sinful life growing up and was introduced to the Mormon religion when I was 19 years old. Some of the girls at the beauty college I attended sent the women missionaries to my home to teach me about the Mormon faith. I didn’t know it at the time, but my soon to be husband was a Mormon.
          The gospel they introduced me to was not the Gospel I know now. I was taught very little about Mormonism, but I was taught that Jesus loved me—which was enough for this sinful, spiritually hungry girl. I wanted His love and forgiveness, and so I was quickly baptized into the Mormon Church.
          What started out as my love for Jesus and His love for me turned into a continuous battle to try to earn and be worthy of through a set of rules imposed upon me. I would continually try to perfectly adhere to these rules, thinking it the only way to maintain this love and forgiveness that I had found. Soon, the Church made it necessary that I change my lifestyle even more—not that the way I was living was bad during that time; it just didn’t conform to their worldview. I had to adapt to these new laws and rules that I never even knew existed before I was baptized. For a while, it seemed that each new member that came into my life, whether they were a leader or just a member of the congregation, had a new rule to offer me. I continued to obey these rules and encouraged my family to do the same.
          I remember vividly a time when my husband wanted to take our 10-year-old daughter out on a Harley ride and get a Jamba on a Sunday. I got so upset with them because this was not honoring the Sabbath—a rule I was told to keep in order to keep me on the path to salvation. Additional rules began to affect my marriage and family in ways I had not expected. Without realizing, my family began to suffer.
          The fruits of living this oppressive lifestyle were adding up quickly. Our family looked really good on the outside. We all appeared happy and looked very nice. What remained hidden from everyone else were the guilt, oppression, anger, captivity and fear that began to dominate everyone’s life in our home. I didn’t understand where this was all coming from at the time, but now that we have all been set free from religious captivity I know. The fruits of Christ’s True Gospel are very different and apparent in our home and our lives now. There is so much peace, tranquility, love, happiness, and joy it is hard to explain, but makes me ache to do so. I know God desires this happiness for everyone!
          I would like to make it clear that my separation from the Mormon Church had nothing to do with unworthiness or transgression. For 18 years, I was 100% devoted to the LDS Church.
          During those years, I never once questioned the truthfulness of their gospel. My faithfulness was clearly demonstrated by my service in the Church, and anyone who has ever served with me can attest to my wholehearted dedication and commitment. We held weekly family home evening, daily personal/family prayer and scripture study, regular church attendance, temple attendance, and gave generous tithes and offerings. I was a very faithful member.
          The turning point for me came because the fruits of living this way began to destroy my family. I could no longer deny the truth of what was happening. My family was falling apart and I needed God more than ever. I went out alone and fell to my knees crying, “Jesus, what do you want me to do? I do not want to betray you by leaving the Mormon Church and yet my family is falling apart. Tell me, Lord, what to do.” I felt a peace come over me about leaving the Mormon Church. It became a peaceful conviction that I could do this and Jesus would walk with me. I could not have left the Mormon Church otherwise, because leaving God’s “true” church was not something I ever wanted to do.
          I went to my husband and told him what I had experienced. After much prayer, we decided we would go to our community Christian Church. Each lesson from the podium was as if God was answering every question I ever had about the Mormon Church, and the pastor never once mentioned Mormons. But God was doing something wonderful in my heart. He was setting me free.
          I began my search. I wanted to know everything. For years, I was warned not to read anything contrary to the Mormon Church, that just the act of doing so would be apostatizing and demonstrating a lack of faith. So at first, I was scared to do it. I never knew how much fear had been instilled within me.
          But because of my walk with Jesus, He gave me the strength to carry on and search. I learned that Jesus wants us to search out truth. He wants us to know everything about Him. He is not afraid of anything! Wow, it has been great overcoming my fear.
          I have learned so much! I have learned that Mormons are really great people. They love God very much. I sure did then and still do. But I must tell you; there is so much they do not know.
          I invite you to take a walk with me through my book, “Loved into the Light,” and discover how you can be freed from any religious captivity you might be in. Whether Mormon, Muslim, Catholic, New Age, or whatever it may be, there is a God that wants to set you free—free to live the most amazing and adventuresome life you could ever imagine!

          La Vonne Earl

  5. CamdenC November 22, 2011 at 11:59 pm #

    To saltlaketorome:

    Glad to hear that you have “seen the light”… if you ever need to correspond, let me know on this blog page.

  6. Lisa January 8, 2012 at 12:23 am #

    Glad I found this website. I’ve been a Christian for the majority of my life. For the past 5 years I have been friends with a woman and her family who are Mormon. I truly believe God has given me a burden to pray for this family and others who are in the Mormon faith, to come into the grace and knowledge of the True and Living Lord, Jesus.

  7. CamdenC January 12, 2012 at 5:09 am #

    We will all be praying for you and for your friend and her family…

  8. YourKingdomInheritance March 16, 2012 at 6:37 am #

    The Mormon Religion did many damages to myself and my family. It is interesting that even if you do not know why your life is falling apart, it will continue to do so if we are out of harmony with God’s will. There was so much oppression, depression and guilt to go around. Now our home is filled with the spirit of God! I am praying for Mormonism to be completely dissolved. I believe we will see it in our lifetime.

  9. dennis March 18, 2012 at 5:47 am #

    i am newly ex lds they teach one thing and do the other crazy so lost now

    • Camden March 18, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Dennis- I know that it is tough… I was born and raised in the LDS church and left when I was 26. My whole family was and still are Mormon.
      Shoot me an e-mail at camden@lifeafter.org

  10. EM April 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm #

    I am a Mormon. I was born into the church, married in the temple, and have 6 children. I have a felt an emptiness in myself which I link to the church over the past few years. I have recently found many things about Joseph Smith specifically which are disturbing to me and rock the core of my testimony. What I DO KNOW is I believe in Christ, in God, in something greater and more beautiful than anything any of us can imagine. I’m scared to leave the church because I have this fear that God will punish me….either thru my marriage or children. I don’t want my husband to lose his job, I don’t want my children to get sick, I don’t want to end up divorced and my family torn apart…..and yet I have this fear if I leave the church these things will happen. I don’t know what to do.

  11. Otha Woods October 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm #

    EM the God I know love and serve, does not want us to fear, He loves us and wants us to be happy and come to know Him through His son Jesus. you just keep praying and studying and reading Gods word.if you need someone to talk too I am a good listener I will to the best of my ability help you find scriptures that will bring you peace of mind about what you must do . you can reach me on facebook my name is Otha Woods .I would give you my e-mail but my keyboard is messing up and I can’t make the at sign so if you would like just message me on fb..

    • camdenc October 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

      Otha – Thanks for being there for EM… God Bless you.

      EM, we are praying for you and your family… God works all things together for good for those that love Him…

      You will be safe in His arms…

      Romans 15:13

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