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Hi I'm Steph

I grew up in Minnesota with five brothers. I enjoy painting, aspire to someday create a masterpiece and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy exercise. Sure I look different but more importantly I feel different when I am diligent in being active. I love experiencing the connection between mind, body and spirit when I take care of my body. I worked hard for my Bachelors degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Art History and Spanish. I work as a Personal Trainer and Nanny. I love to paint. I have done some pieces for family members and have been commissioned for others.  

Why I am a Mormon

I like having the truths and knowledge that the gospel teaches, everything just makes so much sense in my mind and heart. I like things that are clear and make sense. I like having a prophet that speaks to us in our day. Noah spoke to his people in the past but the world was very different then and thus it makes sense we have President Monson now to give us new revelation and guidelines for our day. I know my Savior atoned for my sins and experienced feelings I have in this life. He actually knows me and understands what I go through. Through his atonement he provided a way for me to return to live with my Heavenly Father again some day. I enjoy learning about my Savior Jesus Christ through reading the scriptures. The church teaches we have the ability to receive personal revelation when we read and ponder. I like that. I love that the church teaches where we came from, why we are here, and where we are going. Its important for me to have direction in my life and with the church I am able to have an eternal perspective. Not that it lays out each decision for me but it does help me to stay happy. 

How I live my faith

I am privileged to work with the young women in my church. Among other things, I am in charge of helping them advance in a program called Personal Progress. This program highlights eight values (faith, divine nature, individual worth, knowledge, choice and accountability, good works, integrity and virtue) and gives young women goals and projects to work on in order to understand the values better and grow toward being Christ-like. It uses the values to help them understand more fully who they are, why they are here on the earth, and what they should be doing as daughters of God. It teaches them to make commitments, carry them out, and report their progress to a parent or leader. I was also able to coach them during their church volleyball season. Which, by the way, we were the champions. Yes! The underdogs came from behind again and took first :)