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Hi I'm Kathryn

I'm a Classical Musician, I love living in the Arizona desert, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

27 years old, I was born and raised as the youngest of 4 children in a wonderful family in Boise, Idaho. I have since adapted to a warmer climate, spending the last 9 years in Texas and Arizona. I have gotten used to hiking, biking, gardening and wearing flip flops all year round! I am a musician through and through - after receiving a couple of degrees in Piano Performance, I am delighted to be working as a professional musician. Perform, teach, conduct, accompany - I do a little bit of everything, and I love it! Free time also finds me doing yoga, cooking, salsa dancing and hopping from one church, community, or social event to the next.

Why I am a Mormon

A compilation of personal spiritual experiences and an outpouring of blessings have shaped my membership in the Mormon church. I was raised in a Mormon family, and since leaving home, I have made the independent decision to continue spending my life as an active church member. Being a mormon enhances all aspects of my life. My trust in Heavenly Father and dependence upon his Son Jesus Christ make me a happier person, a better musician, more confident in decision-making, and more focused on eternal goals. I love being a part of a church that is family-focused, service-oriented, and most of all, contains the truth of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try to spend some time each day focusing on eternal things, through sincere prayer and study of the scriptures. I go to church for 3 hours each Sunday and participate in a variety of ways: teaching lessons, signing up to participate in or bring food to upcoming activities and service projects, playing the organ or conducting the choir, chatting with old and new friends and welcoming those who are new or lonely. I try to follow Jesus' example, and love everyone around me. I enjoy volunteering in the community, smiling at strangers, and listening to others. I try to be continuously grateful for all God's blessings in my life, large and small: family and friends, Heavenly Father's beautiful creations, challenges and opportunities to grow, a physical body that works...the list goes on!

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Because the blessings we receive by volunteering our time in church service are priceless! Church members make great sacrifices to serve in our congregations in various ways - teaching lessons, organizing events, directing music, visiting members, etc. Through these experiences, we form wonderful relationships, see lives change, and bring light and joy to one another. The leaders of our congregations, as well as all members who serve in small or large ways, are motivated not by monetary compensation, but by a sincere desire to follow God, and show love for God's children. Show more Show less

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Mormon temples are symbols of holiness, places on earth where God may dwell. They are beautifully constructed, to point our thoughts to God. In the temple, church members learn eternal truths and commit to follow God. They pray, meditate, and commune with God in this quiet haven of peace. They also participate in ordinances such as baptism in behalf of people who have died without the opportunity to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ. In temple marriages, husbands and wives are sealed together in a sacred ordinance, binding not just them but also their future children together for eternity. Show more Show less