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Hi I'm Callie

I grew up in Utah, but lived in other places for 25 years before moving back. I'm married, the mother of five kids, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the family alarm clock, taxi driver, pharmacist, cook, bookkeeper, tax preparer, etc. I'm also an amateur librarian, artist, crafter, seamstress, etc. I went to college and earned a degree in Accounting, but now find myself using my creative energies more. I'm married to Marley, and am the mother of five wonderful children: Hannah (20) is in college, Matthew (19) is serving a mission, Joshua (17) and Jacob (15) are in high school, and Sarah (13) is in middle school. We have experienced the ups and downs of depression, health problems (asthma & allergies), and being so proud of our kids. I have started an online craft store where I share my creations with the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I was born in the covenant, my parents were both members of the Mormon church, and had been sealed in the temple. I choose to still be a Mormon because I have an undeniable testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel. I know Jesus Christ is the son of God, I know Joseph Smith saw God the Father and his son, Jesus Christ. I know Thomas S. Monson is the prophet that God has chosen to lead us at this time on the Earth.

How I live my faith

At the present time, I am a ward librarian along with my husband. We hand out pictures and other materials for teachers and leaders in the ward. In the past, I have played the piano for the women's meetings (Relief Society) each Sunday. I have worked in Cub Scouts, Activity Days (organization for girls) played the piano in the children's meetings (Primary), taught Primary, been in the Primary presidency, and taught Relief Society. I've also served in Public Affairs, as a Family History Consultant, and a Ward Extraction Specialist (digitizing family history records). Most importantly, we supported our son Matthew who recently returned home from serving a mission, and are anxiously awaiting the next son to go out in the spring.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Callie
Mormon women are busy! You will often find a Mormon woman is the class mom, PTO President, or other service related activities. Mormon women know how to get things done and because of that skill they often end up in leadership positions in the community. Mormons do believe in the equality of men and women. We are equal marriage partners, and each has a responsiblity within the family. Those responsibilities are different, but equally important. In our church, men hold the Priesthood and preside in the home, women are given the responsibility of being co-creators with our Father in Heaven in creating bodies for his Spirit Children. Each responsibility is to serve others. Each is important, but each is different. Show more Show less