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Hi I'm Krista

I'm a mom of 2 - soon to be 3 - piano teacher, English teacher, ice cream aficionado, and a Mormon.

About Me

I've been spending my time hanging out with my little ones, teaching piano lessons, and watching my husband plow his way through grad school. We love being outdoors and training for road races, triathlons, and relays.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents each joined the church just before they met and decide to raise their children according to the LDS teachings. Although they communicated their faith to me, my parents emphasized that we should choose for ourselves and build our own faith. Because of their example and the strength I found in the Mormon faith, I chose to remain an active member and worship in the LDS religion.

How I live my faith

My mother instilled in me a love for the piano at an early age, and I have found this talent to be the most useful in participating in our church community. I play for the choir and special events or performances, and I also had the opportunity to learn the organ and accompany the congregation, which I started doing regularly at 16. I've also had the chance to teach younger children and accompany their singing time, which I've especially loved since becoming a mom!

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Krista
Although men and women have different roles in the church, we do believe that men and women are equal, and equally loved by God. To men it is given to hold the priesthood and perform in those offices, and to women it is given to bear children, nurture families, and support the men in their priesthood duties. As a woman in the church I have never felt undervalued or underprivileged. Rather I feel that my worth is great in the church and equal to everyone around me. Show more Show less