701-704: Kim Sandberg Turner – Navigating a Mormon faith transition as a Woman of a Certain Age
March 6, 2017
Kim Sandberg Turner is the founder of Women of a Certain Age (WOCA) – a network of support communities for 40+ post-Mormon women. In this four part episode, Kim discusses:
Part 1: Her years growing up as a faithful Mormon in Salt Lake City, meeting and marrying Terry (her childhood sweetheart and husband of 42 years), and the many years her family lived in Bolivia as devout Mormons (Terry serving as a Mormon bishop twice, and Kim in multiple Relief Society Presidencies).
Part 2: How Kim and Terry’s Mormon faith began to unravel as their son Josh came out to them as gay, and as they began studying LDS church history in depth.
Part 3: Kim discusses how she and Terry navigated their faith transition as parents and grandparents, exploring topics such as how they dealt with their Draper ward once they decided to leave the church, how they have handled parenting and grandparenting through a faith transition, what they do and don’t believe today, and the importance of community in their transition.
Part 4: Kim shares the story of how she founded WOCA, how WOCA operates, and what WOCA means to her and to the other WOCA women.
Part 1: The believing years, including our time in Bolivia
Part 2: The unraveling of our Mormon faith
Part 3: Navigating our Mormon faith transition as grandparents