About the Authors

Corey Miller, Ph.D., was born in Utah as a seventh-generation Mormon. His ancestor was a polygamist and one of Joseph Smith’s bodyguards. Miller is president and CEO of Ratio Christi (ratiochristi.org), a campus apologetics evangelism ministry on 125 campuses. He has four graduate degrees and taught nearly 100 college courses in philosophy and religion at places such as Purdue and Indiana University. He is author of Is Faith in God Reasonable: Debates in Philosophy, Science, and Rhetoric; Leaving Mormonism: Why Four Scholars Changed Their Minds; In Search of the Good Life: Through the Eyes of Aristotle, Maimonides, and Aquinas; and Engaging with Mormons. The ministry over which Miller presides offers a broad range of apologetic resources free for download for individuals and churches at www.ratiochristi.org/RC-press. He and his family reside in Indiana.

Ross Anderson was born in Utah and was raised LDS. After leaving Mormonism as a young adult, he earned a Master of Divinity degree and a Doctor of Ministry degree. Anderson has served as a church planter and pastor in Utah for four decades. He taught at Salt Lake Theological Seminary and served as a denominational church planting director for the region. Ross is currently a teaching pastor at Alpine Church. He is the executive director of Utah Advance Ministries and founder of the Faith after Mormonism project and the Culture-Wise podcast. Ross is author of Understanding the Book of Mormon, Understanding Your Mormon Neighbor, and Jesus without Joseph – a study guide for former Mormons. He and his wife, Sally, are parents to five adult children.

Matt Wilder was raised LDS and served a two-year Mormon mission in Denmark before attending BYU. There, he studied piano performance for three years before leaving Mormonism. One of the founding members of Adam’s Road (adamsroadministry.com) and Adam’s Road Piano (adamsroadpiano.com), Matt has been involved in full-time Christian music ministry since 2006. He is also a host on the Adam’s Road Podcast (adamsroadministry.com/podcast), a weekly radio and podcast outreach. He and his family reside in Florida. He enjoys running, time with friends and family, and eating fine food.

Joel Fauver grew up in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and was raised as a Latter-day Saint. He served a two year mission in the Raleigh, North Carolina Mission from 2004 to 2006. Joel is a 5th generation Mormon, with relatives that came across the plains with the pioneers and helped settle Utah. After returning home, Joel met and married his wife in the Mesa, Arizona Temple, in 2008. After leaving the church in 2017, he has sought a place to share his experience finding the grace of Jesus Christ outside of Mormonism. He enjoys spending time with his four children, and wife, swimming, and watching movies.

Matthew Eklund, Ph.D., was born and raised in the LDS faith in northern Utah. After serving a 2-year mission to the Belgium-Brussels/Netherlands Mission, he completed a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Nuclear Engineering at The University of Utah and a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is currently a research and development scientist and a licensed nuclear engineer. He co-hosts the “Outer Brightness” podcast where he shares his experiences while transitioning from the LDS faith to Protestant Christianity (many episodes are also available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@outerbrightnesspodcast). He enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, gaming, and Ghostbusters is his favorite film franchise since childhood.

Paul Nurnberg was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley in Utah. He served a two-year proselytizing mission for the LDS Church in Hungary. He studied at Cincinnati Christian University earning an MDiv in Biblical Studies and previously received a BBA from Thomas More University where he graduated summa cum laude. He has enjoyed a long career in the health insurance industry, and since 2019 has produced the podcast, Outer Brightness: From Mormon to Jesus. He has been happily married to his best friend, Angela, for 23 years. They have five children, three dogs, and a grumpy old cat.

Neal Humphrey grew up a sixth-generation Mormon, a descendant of the early Utah pioneers. He served an LDS mission from 1966-1968 in the Central British Mission. Humphrey attended Brigham Young University and was married in the Los Angeles temple. He left Mormonism for Christ. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from San Francisco Theological Seminary and was an ordained minister pastoring over several churches ranging from Presbyterian to Baptist. Rev. Humphrey is an avid fly fisherman and snow skier, enjoying also cooking, hiking, camping, and dogs.

Michael Flournoy grew up as a seventh-generation Latter-day Saint, descended from Mormon pioneers and polygamists. He served a two-year LDS mission in Anaheim, CA, and as a member, he wrote the book A Biblical Defense of Mormonism (2012) and engaged in a number of public debates against Christians, including a debate against Lynn Wilder on Unbelievable. He is the author of Falling Into Grace: How A Mormon Apologist Stumbled Into Christianity (2020). Michael and his family reside in Texas.