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Hi I'm Katherine

I'm a travel enthusiast, an amateur photographer, a volunteer, a high school Spanish teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Change: the one constant in life, yet I love it! As I grew up in the military, change was particularly constant in my life. By the time I was 18 I had lived in eight different states and two different countries. Moving gave me a great perspective on adapting to the changes that life brings. One of our final moves while I was living at home was out of the country to Chile, where I spent my last three years of high school. I fell in love with the culture and the language. Little did I know how much that would change my life, and set in motion my crazy desire to travel. It has started an insatiable desire to see and do more. There are always more people, cultures, and fascinating places to see. I spend my day teaching high school Spanish, and love it! My day is hardly ever boring with my students. They keep me on my toes, and laughing most of the time. I spend most evenings grading papers, running with a friend or just spending time with good people. Ever since high school volunteering and serving has been an important part of life whether working in a soup kitchen or being an after school mentor it has been a fulfilling part of life. This year I combined my love of service with travel in a humanitarian trip to Guatemala, and I loved every minute of it. I'm a travel enthusiast, an amateur photographer, a volunteer, a high school Spanish teacher, and I'm a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

It makes me happy! Honestly the gospel of Jesus Christ brings me joy and provides a road map to my life. It gives me the necessary direction to keep things in perspective and balanced in life. While I do have a long heritage in the church which has blessed my life, why I'm a Mormon starts with me. I made the decision long ago to do it for myself. The relationship that I try to continue to develop with God is a personal one. Coming to know Jesus Christ through the Bible and the Book of Mormon has provided the strength to overcome different trials and difficult situations in life. The knowledge of a living and loving God, provides an immense amount of peace in my life. In addition, having a living prophet who provides counsel for our day provides an added measure of comfort as I strive to live my life according to how God would have me live it. As I mentioned previously my family moved quite a bit growing up, and being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provided a ready made family and group of friends nearly wherever we went. There is strength and unity that comes from being with those that share your common values and beliefs. As I served as a missionary for the church, I saw the difference that the gospel of Jesus Christ can make in a home. It was a powerful witness to me the benefits of hearing, understanding, and living the way that God wants us to live.

How I live my faith

I have had great opportunities to serve and work within the church. I have led the music in our local congregation, taught lessons in church on Sunday, worked on a service committee, organized social activities to strengthen members, and served as a president of our congregation's women's organization. Each opportunity has given me the chance to grow and understand others better. One of the wonderful aspects of the church is service. I love being able to serve in small ways such as calling another member, and working to help a neighbor with yard work. Serving others is what makes us most happy, and most satisfied, and I have had several opportunities within the church to do that. On a day to day basis my faith is increased through the simple practice of daily prayer and scripture study. It gives me the extra boost to get through the day.