I left the church when I was sixteen. It just wasn't right for me theologically or emotionally, although there was good singing. After granting my approval for conversion in Israel, the rabbis were very slow to give me the go-ahead for mikvah. So I called them every day. I told them how awful it was that they were making me live through another Sabbath before I could finally be a Jew. It turned out that's just what they wanted to hear.