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Hi I'm Kaye

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and have three teenage boys. I have been a high school band director for 15 years and I currently serve my community as a City Council member. I love photography, digital scrapbooking, and anything to do with computers. I grew up in Maine and I moved to Utah with my husband and oldest son in 1994. I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints since 1989.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was a senior in college. I had grown up attending the United Methodist Church in my hometown, but I had a habit of asking questions that nobody could answer. During my college years I went away from religion because I couldn't find a congregation where I felt welcome. One of my college friends gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon and introduced me to the Elders (who were actually "youngers"- I was expecting old men with long beards!) These young missionaries could answer my questions and challenged me to pray to receive my own confirmation of the truths they were teaching me. I accepted their challenge and my testimony of Jesus Christ and the truth of the restored Gospel began to change my life.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live in a way that I think would be pleasing to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, although I fall short every day. (I am so grateful for the atonement and for how it helps me to learn and grow despite my weaknesses.) I am currently serving as the Choir Director for my ward (congregation.) As a teacher I have a great responsibility to live and teach with love. I am active in my community and in my neighborhood. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings a great deal of happiness to me and to my family.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Kaye
As a strong, well-educated woman, I am often asked if it bothers me that I cannot hold the Priesthood. The simple answer is "no." I think that this is a Gospel principle that may have been a stumbling block for me, but I took the opportunity to pray specifically about this issue and I received a strong, undeniable assurance that this is the Lord's way. My life is enriched by the fact that my husband and now my sons hold the Priesthood and use it to bless my life. In the same way, I use my skills and talents to bless their lives. I have had many opportunities for leadership within the Church. I have served in roles as President and as Counselor in leading the youth of the Church and I have served on a couple of regional boards that help direct the activities of the different organizations. I am an elected official in my community and the men of the Church respect me in that position. I am accepted for my strengths and skills. Show more Show less