elnabakerElna Baker is the author of the highly acclaimed The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance: A Memoir.  She is also a contributor to the podcast This American Life.

As part of the 2016 New York City Mormon Transitions Retreat Elna shares experiences regarding her faith transition away from Mormonism.






  1. Elder Van Halen October 21, 2016 at 8:20 am - Reply

    Elna, you are a crack up and have some great insight on life and Mormonism. You are also a beautiful young woman and I would love to hear about your journey to lose the weight you talked about as a teenager. That is a major accomplishment and to keep it off and redefine yourself and your self-image is a great thing. I have really enjoyed the two podcast/interviews from last week’s New York Mormon Transitions Retreat. I’m grateful for this online community where I feel like I’m not alone in this journey to a new non-orthodox Mormon. My spouse is still devoutly TBM, which makes life at home very challenging as I walk on eggshells so that I don’t rock her testimony more than I already have. I’m happy for you that you have found your way and have support from your husband. I wish you the best!

  2. mw October 21, 2016 at 12:17 pm - Reply

    Elna’s website seems to be down due to high traffic. That’s cool! Can’t wait to see what else she’s been writing about.

  3. beth October 23, 2016 at 5:06 am - Reply

    Thanks for your beautiful testimony and spiritual journey and jon for involving those of us who live abroad to be involved with these post Mormon retreats, it’s so refreshing, please keep them coming, thanks again.

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