What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Kelli

I'm a biology teacher turned stay-at-home mom for awhile. I'm the wife of a medical student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I taught science for two years and coached track and basketball during that time. I loved teaching, but when I had our first child I decided to stay home with her. Now I take care of our kids while my husband goes to medical school. I love sports and the outdoors. We enjoy camping, hiking, biking, and rock climbing. I play the guitar and like to sing. I have also spent more time sewing and cooking since becoming a stay-at-home-mom and have loved developing those talents. I want to be ever learning and growing and hope to raise a righteous family.

Why I am a Mormon

Most of my ancestors joined the church in the 1800's. They left their homes and possessions to move to Utah and join the growing body of Saints there. As a result, I was raised in the church with parents who took me to church weekly and taught me to pray and have faith in Jesus Christ. I haven't had to sacrifice my home or possessions for the church, but like my ancestors, I know that I belong to the true church of Jesus Christ. Through scripture study and prayer, the Holy Ghost has witnessed to me that Christ truly leads this church and that He speaks through a modern prophet today. My testimony has developed over the years and I have found that as I strive to live righteously, I am blessed, I am happy, I feel peace.

How I live my faith

During the school year I teach seminary, a religious class for our high school age kids. We have seminary Monday through Friday at 6am before school starts. Though these students are busy with sports, clubs, and the average high schooler life, they make the sacrifice to come every morning at 6am to study the scriptures, learn of Christ, and work to strengthen their testimonies.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

We believe that we will live again. That's why our temples are so important to us. In the temple we are sealed to our families for eternity, not just for this life. When we die, we can be with our families forever. Show more Show less