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Hi I'm Kate

I love to teach from pre-school through graduate school. I have an amazing husband and five wonderful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of my greatest passions in life is teaching. I have taught high school social studies and College level Political Science classes. I like to teach little children, too. I volunteer at my children's school and get an opportunity to work with all ages of children. Really, I take every opportunity to teach that I can get! My professional teaching has taken a back seat in my life since I started a family of my own. I have an awesome husband and we are privileged to have been blessed with five amazing children. We enjoy doing many things together as a family including hiking, camping and exploring the areas around where we live; we also enjoy playing games at home. We can be awfully silly together and we laugh often. But the truth is that my greatest passion is living and sharing God's love. I am so amazed and awed by what our Heavenly Father has done for us, and so grateful for how happy that makes me, that I just want to share it with everyone.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Christian and have always had a strong relationship with God. I explored the LDS church, first, in an effort to understand what my friends believe. I am always eager to find ways to strengthen my relationship with my Heavenly Father, and to serve Him better. I enjoyed learning about the church and had a great deal of admiration for the committment of its members but I was only persuaded to become a member when, during a discussion with a dear friend of mine, I was overwhelmed by the feeling of the Holy Spirit. I spent several days questioning this experience and the actions Heavenly Father was asking me to take as a result of the experience. Through those days the Holy Spirit was powerfully present in my prayers and in the time I spent with others. It was abundantly clear to me that God was asking me to take a leap of faith into something that was scary for me and to follow Him. I did, and I will never regret it. Heavenly Father draws us near to Him one step at a time and only reveals the next step as He knows we are ready. Through the Holy Spirit, He assured me, in those days, that I didn't have to take EVERY step in that moment, but only the first one. It is with eagerness and confidence that I take each subsequent step, with nothing more than a desire to follow Him. Like others, I worried, initially, about rumours I had heard about what Mormons believe. What I have come to know is that Mormons desire to love and serve our Heavenly Father and are willing to risk everything to do that. It makes me proud to be counted among those who hold so deep a committment to a greater Good. Even on the days where obedience is hard, the knowledge that it isn't about me, but about a Heavenly Father who loves us individually and personally and has a perfect plan to embrace each of us. I don't want to miss out on the opportunity to help bring one of His children back to Him, and so I forge on through the difficult moments.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in all aspects of my life. As a friend, a neighbor, a shopper, a driver, a mother...I want people to experience Christ in me. Some of the things I do to strengthen my faith are serving and teaching other sisters in the church, serving and teaching my family, and working with the cub scouts. There are always opportunities to show Christ-like compassion in the neighborhood, both for other church members, but also for non-members. I like to help people as often as I can and frequently meet with others to talk, to fellowship, to study scriptures, and to pray. I think that as a mother I am called to live my faith by helping my children to grow in knowledge and in faith. My children constantly show me what true faith is. We enjoying telling eachother stories from the scriptures and praying together. Our faith gives us a strong basis for making good choices as we walk together through a sometimes challenging world. Sharing those challenges together gives us the will and support to make those good choices. I love my work with the cub scouts, too. I get to use my knowledge of the outdoors and run around and act like a ten year old. It is a realy blessing to play a role in the lives of boys who will grow to be leaders in their families, their communities and the church.