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Hi I'm Stacey.

I'm a student, a teacher, a mom, and a Mormon.

About Me

A couple of years ago--and all at the same time--I quit my dream job teaching film, got married, and started a doctoral program. Now I spend my mornings doing school work and my afternoons teaching my toddler how to say "uh-oh" and use a fork. I love baseball. I'm a Christmas fanatic. I collect sea shells and old books. I was born in the U.S., but I've lived in Israel, England, and Slovenia--where, as an LDS missionary, I developed a taste for street food and the habit of talking to strangers.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because everything I love, everything that brings me peace, everything that makes sense to me can be traced back to doctrines revealed to us by our Heavenly Father through the prophet Joseph Smith. That my family can be together after death; that we are free to choose our actions and attitudes; that God loves all His children and provides opportunities for all of them to learn the gospel and be happy; that personal change is possible--all these hopeful and beautiful truths come to us through the writings and revelations of Joseph Smith. And, as Jesus taught, "a good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit" (Matthew 7:18).

How I live my faith

Every week, my husband and I read, study, and prepare together to teach the adult Sunday School class in our congregation. This year we're studying the New Testament, which means we get to spend quality time with the Savior, His words, His friends and His followers. Weekly lesson preparation has not only increased our knowledge as teachers, but has strengthened our faith and improved the quality of gospel teaching in our home. We love our class, but our little boy is our most important student. I feel a heightened urgency to understand and live the teachings of Jesus Christ, knowing I'm responsible for this little person's spiritual welfare.