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Hi I'm Angie

I'm a half-Greek mother of 4 eclectic kids. I love to try new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love reading and my favorite books tend to be non-fiction or rather hefty classics that teach profound life lessons. I enjoy running and participating in distance race events where I feel I win just by trying. I'm a vegan (eat a plant-based diet). Music of all kinds is a huge part of my life even when I'm only singing in the car or trying to teach myself to play the guitar. Museums and various displays of others' talents and interests captivate me. I enjoy traveling and learning about other cultures and customs. I studied Biology in college and I'm a certified secondary science teacher in Arizona. I currently work as a substitute teacher. I had the most amazing and rewarding experiences as a full-time missionary serving in Switzerland and France. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents of different religious backgrounds. My mother was raised as a Mormon in Idaho and my father was part of the Greek Orthodox faith in Greece. My father joined the church in America before my parents married so I was technically born into the church. However, in many ways I consider myself a convert. I realized at a young age that my testimony of the restored gospel had to be my own and that I would need to know for myself what I believed. By living the principles of the gospel one by one, I came to know of their truths. This has determined the path of my life. I know that I can pray to my Heavenly Father and receive very personal direction and comfort in my life. Sharing this message and the truths of the Book of Mormon with others as a missionary reaffirmed this testimony for me. Now as a wife and mother, I turn to my faith in every aspect of my life. I feel so blessed to have the gospel as my anchor.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day. I try to live according to the gospel principles that I have been taught. When I do, I feel peace in my heart and increased love for others. Daily prayer and scripture study also give me peace and focus in my life. I love the variety of service opportunities that church offers me. In the many places we have lived I have been able to serve in a number of different capacities and have learned so much from these experiences. I currently serve in the presidency of our ward Relief Society (the church's women's organization). I always hope that I am somehow giving back even a fraction of the strength and joy I receive from these opportunities. The principle of families is important to my faith. I learn the most from associations and service within my family. In many ways I feel like my children are raising me. I love being a mom!