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Hi I'm Allie Thornbrue

I'm a teacher, flutist and long-distance runner. Mother, professional grass-stain remover, and lover of politics, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I remember when I first recognized my knack for running. One day during third-grade P.E., my teacher asked all the children in class to run laps around our small, elementary school field. About one mile and fifteen minutes into the exercise, I noticed some of the kids had begun crying in exhaustion. This surprised me, as I was full of energy and, in fact, had begun to pick up speed. Thus, a nine-year-old runner was born. I have since participated in many long-distance endurance races, including several marathons and extreme team relays. But running isn't my only pursuit. My husband and I have four children and together we enjoy gardening, cooking, home-improvement, music, and biking. I also follow politics closely and hope to run for public office one day.

Why I am a Mormon

Our theology fills in all the holes. The Bible refers to practices and principles that some religions cannot understand--much less explain. Those concepts are then lost or deemed unimportant. But our faith connects all the dots because it re-establishes the same organization that Jesus established anciently. Prophets, apostles, priesthood ordination, temple worship...it's all there. Some of our doctrine that has been received by way of modern-day revelation may seem new or different when compared to the status quo, but it is consistent with the doctrine found in the Bible.

How I live my faith

I have spent several years over-seeing the Cub Scout program at our church. Now, I teach an early-morning Bible class to high school students. Teaching is my passion; nothing brings me more delight than helping people recognize the love of their Savior.