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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a Lawyer. I love roadtrips, sports, and meeting new people. I win racquetball tournaments. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah, then moved away from home for college and law school. I am an avid soccer, basketball, and racquetball player, and occasionally run in competitive races. I love to play the piano and the guitar. I love being an attorney because I have the opportunity to help so many different people in so many different circumstances.

Why I am a Mormon

As I have made my way through life thus far, I have had the opportunity to make friends from all sorts of backgrounds, and I have gained a new perspective on God's love for ALL his children: namely, that no matter where or how we start off our lives, He wants us to all finish in the same place: with Him. I am a Mormon because there is no other gospel that coincides so beautifully with the truth that is felt in every human soul, that is, that God is a loving God, that we are all His children of infinite worth, and that He has prepared a way for us to get back to Him. I was born into a Mormon family, and up to a certain point I was able to live off of my family's beliefs. However, there came a time in my life, as there is in everyone's life, that I was forced to decide for myself if I really and truly believed the teachings of the Mormon church. As I pondered, studied, and prayed about this, I was blessed with the knowledge and assurance that the church is true, and that its teachings are harmonious with the goodness and logic that exists in this world. This gospel is a gospel of love, of family, of charity, of mercy, and of eternal principles that shape and nurture us in this sometimes difficult and dark life. This gospel is the rock that anchors me, and this is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in my everyday interactions with people, not necessarily by expressly sharing the gospel with them, but through my actions. It is my goal to reflect the character of Jesus Christ in everything I do. I am certainly not perfect, but as I strive to reflect Christ in my actions, I am able to show my faith to others I interact with. On Sunday, I also show my faith by teaching lessons at church, in Sunday School and elsewhere when I am asked to by church leaders.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

I think this comes from the strict standards we abide by. People just assume that we are being forced to live the way we do, when in fact it is a choice that I freely choose in order to stay close to God and to better my own life. If people think the Mormon church is a cult, they should come to one of our church meetings and see for themselves how normal and independent we all are. Show more Show less