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Hi I'm Elise

I'm a mom, a teacher, an athlete and a latter day saint.

About Me

I'm pretty down to earth. I love my children, outdoor activities like hiking, biking, kayaking and camping. I've had my share of trials and challenges, with each one I learn more about myself. I've had many different jobs over the years. I went back to school in my thirties and got my masters in teaching. I consider teaching to be a very rewarding, stimulating and motivating profession. No two days are the same, just like no two people are the same.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in another faith by very loving, support parents who taught me to be an honest, giving person. Yet I felt that I was missing a piece of the puzzle. After I joined the army I was sent to language school and there met some amazing people and missionaries. They answered questions I had had for many years in a way that completely made sense. They helped me see that the foundation my parents gave me was solid and they added a new dimension to my understanding of the Gospel. I knew Jesus Christ was that Savior and when I decided to join the church the Holy Spirit gave me such strength and peace, I knew I was making the right decision.

How I live my faith

I believe that it is important not only to talk about my faith, but to live it. I try to give of my time, energy and talents in both my professional and personal life. I am actively involved with my school and community. I am also actively involved in my church. I have worked with the Young Women's program in many ways including advisor/counselor and camp director. I am currently working with the young children teaching in the primary.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

The Bible is the word of God. It was written by prophets who lived on the earth before the birth of Jesus as well as after his birth. The Bible is one of the sacred scriptures that we read on a regular basis. Show more Show less