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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a teacher. I love to travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Washington state, and have always loved the outdoors. I've always been a runner, and enjoy other sports as well. While attending BYU, I decided to pursue teaching Spanish, a language I enjoyed studying in high school. I soon went on a study abroad to Spain, and then Mexico, where I learned to love the people and culture. I teach Spanish today and coach as well. I recently married in the temple one year ago to my best friend and couldn't be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with parents who taught me and my siblings to love the Lord and live righteously so we could be a family forever. The gospel was a great source of strength to me while growing up and helped shape who I am today. I can still remember praying to know whether or not the church was true or if I was just following my parents, and receiving my answer one day as I was sitting in church and had the distinct impression, "you are in the right place." After that, I knew I was where I belonged, and my love of the Lord and testimony of the gospel has continued to grow as I study my scriptures, pray and come to know for myself these things are true. I honestly can't imagine my life without the gospel of Jesus Christ--it gives me such hope and strength when times are hard and my life is joyful because I am a Mormon and I know I can be with my family forever through the blessings of the temple.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church, I work with the youth and teach them lessons from the scriptures. It is such a blessing to serve these young people and share with them what I know to be true. It's hard to grow up in this world, and their testimonies strengthen mine as I see them live the gospel standards by dressing modestly, using clean language, and only participating in things that improve their lives. In my own life, I strive to do the same, as I am an example to the youth and those around me who may not know what Mormons are like. I hope they see someone who is happy, loves the Savior, and strives to be kind and do what is right and honest.