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Hi I'm Chantel

I’m a family girl, a wife and mother, with a passion for dance, music, and people. I’m a Mormon.

About Me

Life is to be enjoyed, and my greatest joys come from the family I was sent to, and the one that I’m creating. I am blessed to be married to my best friend (you’ve got to love a man that can dance), and I’m teaching, and learning from, three beautiful daughters and our sweet, new son. I love the expression of the arts, and found mine through dance. Music also has an influence in my life, moving me in a powerful way. I love trying new foods, seeing new places, and meeting new people. I believe each person has value, a story to share, and I can learn something from everyone.

Why I am a Mormon

At eight years old I was baptized into the Church, but it wasn’t until nineteen that I was truly converted. Though always drawn to spiritual things, regular church attendance, scripture study, and other common practices of “Mormons” were not a steady part of my life. When a series of personal choices led me down a different path I became unhappy and lost. I longed for joy and peace, but didn’t know where to begin. With great love and mercy, God began sending angels, the beautiful people in my life, to bless and teach me. In time I began to feel God's presence again, and one evening was brought to my knees in prayer. Praying with an intensity and humility I had never prayed with before, I sought His forgiveness, asked for His help, and made promises to change my life. I arose from that prayer a new person, and felt my burdens being lifted. I knew then, as I know now, that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer, the Son of God, and my friend. He paid the price for my sins, felt my sorrows, sicknesses, and heartaches, and when I turn to Him my burdens are eased. I love Him, and I have never looked back. That experience was the beginning of a firm foundation of faith and testimony. As I have studied His words, repented, and lived His teachings I have come to know a joy that can come in no other way. He lives, His church has been restored, and I feel blessed to be a part of it!

How I live my faith

I’ve given the Lord my whole heart, and I show Him by keeping the promises I've made to Him, repenting when I fall short, and loving, serving, and sharing what He’s given me with others. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to assist in providing opportunities for the children and youth of my congregation to find their own personal connection to the Savior.