Beliefs Ordain Women’s Kate Kelly loses last appeal; husband to resign from Mormon church By Peggy Fletcher Stack | March 1, 2015 ShareTweet EmailPrint More More on Beliefs Subscribe to Beliefs Creative Commons image by Maralise Petersen In a letter dated July 23, 2014, excommunicated Mormon Kate Kelly appealed her sentence to Scott Wheatley, the president of her former stake in Virginia. Creative Commons image by Maralise Petersen. Active RNS subscribers and members can view this content by logging-in here.SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) Kate Kelly appealed the decision to the church's highest authority, the First Presidency. With the rejection, her husband, Neil Ransom, plans to resign his Mormon membership. The couple now lives in Kenya.