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Hi I'm Kristen

I love to learn. I love to teach. I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to learn and I love to teach. I'm married and have four amazing children. I have college degrees in both nutrition and kinesiology (exercise science) and I've found that if you look for it, life provides opportunities to learn each day, no matter your age. Some of the fun things I've learned along the way...to teach college students, decorate wedding cakes, drywall a basement, teach fitness classes, sew a prom dress, raise and show rabbits, organize a youth conference, compete in a triathlon...and the list goes on! Learning makes life something to look forward to. Sharing what I've learned makes life rewarding.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Latter-Day-Saint home to exceptional parents who taught me the Gospel. I had little exposure to different religions while growing up in Utah, but after marrying, my life has been spent in the mid-western United States where I have associated with many good people of other faiths. I love and appreciate them and see how their work contributes much good in this world. I am grateful for the common beliefs that we share, but I realize now how truly blessed I am to have the added knowledge and guidance found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love that I can attend an LDS church anywhere in the world and find that the same doctrine is taught--it does not vary from minister to minister or congregation to congregation. I'm strengthened by standards that instruct me to take care of and respect my body, my mind, and my spirit and guide me to respect others. I am thankful for two scriptural witnesses of Jesus Christ, both the Holy Bible and the Book of Mormon. I know that God still speaks to us today through a living Prophet and through personal revelation. I have felt my Savior's love when I pray, have felt His guidance, and had answers to my prayers. I am humbled and awed that my Savior gave His life so that I can progress, that I will be able to live again after this life, and that I can be together with my family forever.

How I live my faith

I live my religion by trying to become the best I can be and then sharing what I have with others. I believe our love for Jesus Christ is best shown by how we treat others. I volunteer each week at the State Women's Correctional facility where I teach a yoga class. As I've taught, I've felt that these inmates are my sisters. It is not my place to judge them. I treat them with respect and they return that respect. It has been one of the rewarding experiences in my life. This is one way I'm trying to live my faith--to treat all as children of God, as my literal brothers and sisters, to respect, to love, and to serve.