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Hi I'm Kathryn

I am a busy mom with 4 wonderful children and a great husband. I teach middle school science and love to travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up a "military brat" traveling with my family all over the United States and Europe. This built in me a love of history and learning about others around the world. I enjoy reading and learning from good books and especially find science fascinating. This may be why, after my youngest was in school full-time, I returned to the classroom as a middle school science teacher. I love to learn about the world, how things work, the laws of science and how it all fits together in such a marvelous plan. I also enjoy hiking in the mountains near our home and have never lost my desire to travel to other countries that I gained from my youth. My husband and I take our children with us all over. I especially love to visit historical sites from the Eastern United States and birthplace of the USA to the Battle Fields of Europe. I keep really busy trying to keep up with three teenagers and a pre-teen youngest son but it also keeps me young and excited about the positive future the youth of today will bring.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a sixth generation Mormon and many of my ancestor helped to build the church when it was first restored in the 1830's. Some may say that I am a Mormon just because that is my family tradition, but they would be entirely wrong. The one thing we all must do in this life is choose what we want for ourselves. I have done that and choose to stay close to my Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ in the Mormon faith. I know that I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life. I have felt the confirming peace of the Holy Spirit tell me the things I was taught in my youth were true. I have read the Book of Mormon many times and for myself asked God if it was true. The calm assurance in my heart told me I was doing the right thing by keeping close to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the true prophet of God on the earth today. It is said "By their fruits, ye shall know them." Well, I have only seen good, honest, hard working, service minded "fruits" come from my membership in the church. I know I am blessed because I choose to follow Heavenly Father and His Son. I know that Jesus lives and as my ancestors before me, I too would die for my testimony in Him and His true church here on earth. Christ is the ONLY way back to our Father in Heaven and I want to be with him again some day. I choose to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The biggest thing I do to live my faith is be involved with children. I am very active in the Boy Scouts of America program and serve on many committees there. I have planned and participated in numerous district-wide Cub Scout Camps and Boy Scout Camps. I am Woodbadge trained (That is BSA's top Leadership training course for adult leaders) and have served on Woodbadge training staff as well. I love associating with people of all faiths who also care deeply about our country, its values, and our future leaders. I hope that my example shows others that I have faith in God. My role as a middle school teacher offers many opportunities to live my faith. Our youth today hunger for truth and knowledge and I recognize that as a teacher I can offer both. I try to show by example our next generation how to respect others and honor learning. In the Church I have many opportinitiesto live my faith as I serve in scouting, with the children of many congregations, and with other members to serve individual needs. I would hope that people, just by working with me, could notice that there is something different about me because I live my faith each day not just Sunday's.