Beliefs Mormon Kate Kelly ‘happier’ and ‘invigorated’ after excommunication By Thomas Burr / The Salt Lake Tribune | April 27, 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.NEW YORK — “The men who (excommunicated me) literally think they kicked me out of heaven,” Ordain Women founder Kate Kelly said. “Luckily, I do not think that. … Out of this experience, I’ve realized that men don’t get to control my happiness."