I sent in my resignation letter by email on Sunday to the infamous Dodge and received a (surprisingly swift) reply today telling me I had to talk to the bishop and an "Are You Sure?" pamphlet. Luckily, the bishop holds interviews on Tuesdays (today), so I walked in with a hand written letter, slipped it into one of the complimentary tithing envelopes found out side the door and waited. After about 15 minutes he was available... I walked into his office, slid my letter across the desk and said, "here's the resignation letter you need".
My letter was very concise and made it apparent I would not be dissuaded. After reading it said, "If this is your decision, and you're sure, I have to stand by it."
After a bit of light conversation about my future plans for education I left, liberated.
Now I just have to wait for my confirmation letter... And the fallout from my family of course.