Welcome to The Returned Missionary Training Center.
The RMTC is a place where you, the returned missionary, can find useful information about making the transition from being a full time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, to being … well just you.
You can find the information you need by searching the three categories: Lessons, Stuff You Missed, and RM Stories.
- The Lessons are primarily focused on the biggest challenges you will face: the shock of returning home, dating, school and work, and regaining your style.
- The Stuff You Missed category covers: current events, movies, music, sports and other “worldly” things you didn’t pay attention to as a missionary.
- The RM Stories are a collection of stories from your fellow returned missionaries. They range from the ridiculous to the sublime. Please share your stories with the community.
Welcome home and good luck — you’re going to need it.
The Returned Missionary Training Center is not affiliated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I served in the Nevada Las Vegas West Mission and became an RM in 2000. At BYU I studied English and at Arizona State University I studied law. My spouse and I have three children and call California home. I enjoy family, sports, movies, reading and a host of other things that make me qualified to give you free advice. Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant, among other things, covers the music reviews for the RMTC. He is an undergrad at Brigham Young University studying Chemical Engineering and served from 2007-2009 in the France Paris Mission. He hails from McLean, Virginia and claims to have no affiliation with the CIA. As a freshman at BYU, he couldn’t help but notice the special culture that seemed to emanate from the older men on campus and was determined not to be “that weird” when he returned. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I leave it to you.
Cassandra likes taking long walks on the beach, sunsets, laughing, yellow chrysanthemums, and, for some reason, cats (even though she will probably never own one). If Cassandra could buy out one store, it would probably be Anthropologie, but being a poor college student, she lives off of clothes from Christmas, birthdays, and sewing. Who knows where Cassandra will be in a year….
perhaps married to an RM? Congratulations to Cassandra, who is now married to an RM.
McKenzie served in the El Salvador San Salvador East Mission where she was an excellent missionary and the mission nurse to boot. She is currently finishing up her degree at BYU and will be heading to Spain with her husband to continue their studies. She is an all around athlete and loves a good game of just about anything.
Michael served in the Mexico, Hermosillo mission from ’98 to 2000 and still has dreams that he’s been called back into missionary service for an “indefinite” stint (mission president doesn’t seem to care that he has a wife and child languishing at home). He now lives in LA where he and other conspiring men make TV commercials and stuff.
Steve is the super creative guy responsible for all the cartoons. He served in the Cordoba Argentina Mission and returned in 2002. He graduated from BYU with a degree in Spanish. His main claim to fame is that he played football for the world famous Mission Viejo Diablos, in California. After all that football, and BYU stuff, he went to law school. Steve has a wife and three children.
Allen served in the Chile Viña del Mar Mission where his nickname was Job—he didn’t react well to the flea bites. Since returning home he has been flea-free and studying law at Brigham Young University. So, by day he is a lawyer and by night he writes movie reviews for The Returned Missionary Training Center.