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Hi I'm Keri

I'm a Mormon. I am also an artist, scientist, mother, and wife.

About Me

I recently finished a BS degree in genetics and biotechnology and also a BFA in Illustration at Brigham Young University. I like to learn about the world around me and express what I see through oil and digital painting. I am working towards a career of illustrating children's books--something I can do from home while I take care of my baby girl. Art is a big part of who I am and to deny that aspect of my life would be to usher in feelings dissatisfaction and unhappiness. I also enjoy reading, running, hiking, cooking, playing piano/organ, and most of all, spending time with my husband and daughter.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member my whole life. My great-great grandparents on both sides immigrated to the United States from Sweden after being converted there. Even though I haven't spent much time looking into other religions, I know without a doubt this is God's true church on earth. I have prayed to know for myself the truth about the Book of Mormon and the story of Joseph Smith. I may have relied upon the testimonies of my family when I was younger, but I as a wife and a mother with a knowledge of the gospel, I cannot imagine being any happier than I am right now, regardless of trials. I grew up in the deep south, with only one friend of the same faith. I remember a distinct moment in my life when I was ten and made the commitment to attend church not for the social aspects but to learn more about the gospel. I have never regretted the direction my life has taken since then!

How I live my faith

I play the organ for my church during sacrament meeting. Music is a very important part of our meetings and I strive to play in such a way as to invite the spirit to attend. I have a testimony of what we call visiting teaching--a system that encourages friendship among the sisters of the church and the community and facilitates service where it is needed. Through this and other church programs, my family has learned to be self-reliant, charitable, and full of love. It is my duty to teach my daughter the righteous ways of the gospel. Even though she is quite young, I tell her stories from the scriptures, sing her hymns, pray with her, and let her know she is a child of God. You never know when children will begin to understand what you are saying! I want her to always know that Jesus Christ loves her and knows her personally!