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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm a singer, I'm a designer, I'm a cook, I'm a gardener, I'm a diabetic, I'm a wife and mother, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large mormon population in Arizona, the product of two very creative people. My dad, an electrical engineer, and my mom, an artist and history buff, met at BYU in Provo UT in a small a cappella choir called The Cinnamon Stick. There are 6 kids in my family and we are all still very close though we live all over the country. We grew up singing together (as well as cleaning, gardening, rock climbing, fighting, teasing, swimming, and inventing new ways to get hurt). I have owned my own business as a designer of fashion accessories and I am the wife of a future doctor (we met in musical theater) and mother of two imaginative children, 8 and 6. I am currently back in school for music education/vocal performance and am loving this very busy journey!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a latter-day saint so I was taught the doctrine early on, but there comes a time when all of the influences in your life make it necessary to find out for yourself what you believe. After reading the Book of Mormon, I knew that it was written by the will of God. Knowing that one fact links to many others where you say "well, if this thing is true, than THAT has to be true... and if that is true, than this OTHER thing is true... " After prayer and inquiry I have felt the reassuring influence of the Holy Ghost bring peace to my heart and confirm that the path I am on is the right one.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I get my family ready for church while we stream music by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir on Spotify :) It really brings a nice feeling into our home and prepares us to hear the messages that will be taught. My husband leads the congregation in singing the hymns during our sacrament service so I sit near the front of the chapel with our two children and try and make my husband smile while he's directing. Music has always been a way that my husband and I have served in church. We've both sung in several musical programs including concerts of Handel's Messiah, and I have directed the children's singing for many years. Music is a bridge to my soul. It's what feeling sounds like. I've found that spiritual messages are more easily recieved through music. At least for me. I also try and read the scriptures every day- With my family and by myself. There is so much comfort to be found in the words of the prophets. They say that if you want to talk to God, pray, and if you want God to talk to you, read the scriptures. So I try and have at least one conversation with God every day :)