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Hi I'm Katie

I'm an attorney, a mom, and a Mormon.

About Me

I am an attorney living in California with my husband and new baby boy. I enjoy competitive swimming, 19th century literature, international travel, cooking, photography, and being a mom.

Why I am a Mormon

Through personal experiences I have learned that Jesus Christ loves me and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is what it claims to be - the church of Jesus Christ. One of the first such experiences occurred when I was a child in Sunday School. Our teacher had placed a scene of the nativity in the center of the classroom. She turned off all the lights except one that focused on the tiny baby Jesus lying in a manger. As a class, we then sang Silent Night. As we sang that song, I felt something stir inside me. It was a warm, glowing feeling in my heart that I recognized to be the Holy Ghost, or Holy Spirit. Although it was small, and some would say insignificant, at that moment I knew that the feeling came from God, that He knew who I was, that He loved me, and that Jesus Christ is His Son. Through many similar experiences I have learned that the Book of Mormon comes from God, that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and that we are led by a living prophet today.

How I live my faith

I attend weekly church meetings and have a special assignment to lead teenage girls in my area. I also try every day to do what God commands of all His children: follow the example of Jesus Christ, love others, pray to God and study His words to us. However, I inevitably fall short of what I try to do. Therefore, perhaps the most important way I live my faith is through repentance – changing my life to be more in line with the Savior’s life. In exercising my faith in the power of Jesus Christ through repentance I am relieved of the burden of past mistakes and experience joy.