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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a mom and a MOM (Mother of Multiples). I'm a daughter of God. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am your typical Mormon girl: I grew up in Utah Valley, graduated from BYU, and got married at 22 years old. These days I'm a minivan-driving soccer mom of four kids: one girl and three boys (two of whom are energetic identical twins). I love to snowboard and throw parties. I love college football. I'm the president of the women's organization (the Relief Society) at my church. And although my life may seem unremarkable, I know that I am far from ordinary. I know that I am a daughter of God. I know that He loves me. And these truths give me the strength to disregard any of the messages the world may throw at me about myself or my beliefs.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know without doubt that I am a daughter of God and that He loves me. I feel His presence in my life through adversity and peace, and I see His hand in my life every day. I feel love from Him as I pray, and through the power of the Holy Ghost I receive answers to those prayers from Him as I read the scriptures. I want to do what I can to help my brothers and sisters feel the peace and the joy that I feel as I live as He would have me live. The gospel is true, it is real, and it brings light and joy that cannot be found in any other source.

How I live my faith

I spent the last four-and-a-half years leading the Young Women, who are the girls in my congregation (Mormons call it a "ward") aged 12-18. I loved every minute I spent with them, teaching them how to effectively study the scriptures by likening the stories to their own lives. How does the story of Queen Esther help you be courageous in the face of trials or ridicule? What can you learn from the wise and unwise virgins about making good decisions? I loved teaching the girls about the love that their Heavenly Father has for each of them. Every one of them is His daughter and has been sent to earth with a specific mission to fulfill. Seeing those girls accept this truth and finding courage and strength in it has blessed my life profoundly. Now I serve as the president of our ward's Relief Society, which consists of all of the women over 18 years old. I get to focus now on my girls' mothers, and all of the other women in my ward, who I love, respect and admire. Our focus continues to be on our Heavenly Father's love for each of His daughters. But as women, we relate it to ourselves by sharing the love we feel from our Heavenly Father with each other. We're creating a "circle of sisterhood" in which every woman is loved and supported emotionally, physically, and temporally. Learning to get out of ourselves and take care of each other creates a network of strong, courageous, beautiful, righteous women who stand together for good. It's incredibly fulfilling and empowering, and we are literally "sisters in Zion."