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Hi I'm Kristin

I am a wife, mother, and a Speech Pathologist. Jesus Christ is the center of my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah, enjoyed several years in Missouri, California and Oregon, and now live in Minnesota. I love learning! After graduating from college, I obtained additional graduate degrees in Deaf Education and Communicative Disorders. I've worked full-time as a Teacher of the Deaf and as a Speech-Language Pathologist working with adults who have suffered brain injuries. My career has been a blessing in my life! It has afforded me the opportunity to meet great people who have influenced my life for good through their examples of determination and courage. Each day I return from work more grateful for the simple things in life and better able to focus on what is most important in life--my family and my relationship with God. I served a mission for my Church and worked with people who are deaf in my early 20's. I learned ASL and loved teaching people about the gospel of Jesus Christ. After over 100 blind dates, I found and married a wonderful man in my early 30's. We are the parents of three children. Since having children, I've become a full-time mother and very part-time Speech-Language Pathologist. Motherhood is a challenging career choice, but it is extremely fulfilling. I'm grateful I have the opportunity to stay home with and raise my children. I love being with my family. Together, we enjoy hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing, rock climbing, and, when the opportunity presents itself, boating and water skiing. In addition, I sometimes find time to knit and sew.

Why I am a Mormon

My great great grandparents first learned about the gospel of Jesus Christ and were baptized into this faith. They left their homes and, in some cases, their families, to come to America in hopes of worshiping God and building a better life for themselves and their families. I was raised in this faith. I am still a Mormon because I have prayed and received an answer from my Heavenly Father that this Church is true. I know that through the covenants I have made at baptism I can find happiness and direction in this life and eternal joy. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings peace and comfort to my life. My faith gives me strength and courage to face challenges in this life. It gives me hope that my family can be together forever.

How I live my faith

I try to get to know people in my neighborhood and community and make a difference in some small way for good. We host a neighborhood breakfast every 4th of July and are building bonds of friendship and trust with those around us. I also volunteer in the Elementary School. I attend Church weekly and partake of the Sacrament. I try to make Sunday a special day apart from the other 6 days of the week and keep it sacred. I assist at church with the children ages 18 months to 12 years. I help facilitate Sunday gospel instruction, as well as help plan quarterly activities for the children. I pray daily and seek to bless the lives of others by what I say and do. I try to be a good wife, mother, friend and neighbor and bring happiness and joy into the lives of others. I love the Lord and strive to follow his example--to love and serve others and keep the commandments of God. Every day I fall short and I utilize the gift of Christ's atonement and repent and ask Him to help me do better and be a better person the next day.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

The first step to understanding if Mormonism is true is to seek that knowledge with an open and desirous heart. Then, find out what we believe. If you have Mormon friends, ask them questions about Mormonism. Attend Church with us. When you come, attend the Gospel Essentials Class during Sunday School. That class teaches visitors and new members of our faith about the fundamentals of our beliefs. The best way to gain a thorough understanding of our beliefs is to meet with the full-time missionaries. They can teach you in your own home, or schedule an appointment with you at the Church or the home of a member of the Church to teach you.  Next, read the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Christ. You cannot understand about Mormonism without reading that sacred book without an open heart. Finally, pray to Heavenly Father and ask. He loves you. He wants to help you make good choices in life that will bring you happiness and joy. As you pray with a desirous, open heart, he will reveal to you the truth of all things. If Mormonism is true is just one of those truths. Pay attention to the feelings you receive. The spirit communicates to us a variety of different ways. Some of those ways are through peaceful, happy feelings. As you read, study, attend Church, and pray, you can come to know for yourself if Mormonism is true. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes! The formal name of our Church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints". We worship Jesus Christ as the son of God, our Savior, and our Redeemer. Show more Show less