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Hi I'm Cherlyn

I'm a busy wife, mom of four, an early morning seminary teacher to the youth and a mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay at home wife and mom of four. But, just because I'm "stay at home" doesn't mean I stay at home! I volunteer at the elementary school weekly in my children's classes as well as create the yearbook in their elementary. I also am an early morning seminary teacher for high school aged youth, one of which is my daughter - and I love it! I like to do many things from growing, canning and preserving food to indoor skydiving and zip-lining through the trees. I recently took some rock climbing classes and am SCUBA certified. I love being in the water and ski, both kinds. I received a degree in broadcast communication and in my pre-child past, I worked at both radio and television stations. My husband and I graduated from rival universities which is really fun when they play each other!

Why I am a Mormon

I came from a difficult background. My mother was a convert from another country and married my father who had been a member his whole life. My mother experienced mental illness, making my home life growing up difficult. My parents were going through a divorce when I was 15 when my mother unexpectedly passed away. Myfather re-married shortly after my mother died when I was 16, which didn't work out so well for my brother and I. But, because of the gospel, good church leaders and friends, and extended family, I was able to develop a testimony of the gospel and that is what kept me from making choices that would ultimately make me unhappy. I know Heavenly Father is aware of me, I've had many experiences where he has lifted me up and even protected me from physical harm. I am grateful for the opportunity to have an eternal family. I am so blessed to have married a worthy man who honors his priesthood and loves our family. I am thankful for Christ's atonement and the blessing it is in my life to be able to repent and course correct when I make mistakes. I know this is the true gospel and love being a part of it. I hope to be able to instill in my children a love of the Lord and His gospel.

How I live my faith

My calling is early morning seminary teacher to high school aged youth. Seminary is a scripture class taught to the youth every school day. This is my second year and I LOVE it! I really feel like I have received so many blessings because of this calling. Getting up every day to teach the youth at 6 a.m. when the world is quiet and we don't have the hustle and bustle of the day yet, is awesome! The youth are so inquisitive and strong and I feel like I have learned a lot from being in this calling. Because I have this calling, I am in the scriptures daily, studying and learning and praying for guidance and help. I really feel the Lord's hand in my service to the youth. I also am grateful for the friendships I have developed with the youth. It's fun to be with them and to get to discuss gospel topics with them as well as teach them. I also have several women I go to church with which I have the opportunity to serve. I get to visit them monthly and check in to see how they are doing. At first I didn't know them very well, but through this service I have made several wonderful friends! I am lucky enough to be able to organize and help create the yearbook at one of the schools my kids attend. It has been so much fun working with other women whose children attend school with mine. I have been blessed with additional friendships and acquaintances though this volunteer position. I volunteer in each of my children's classrooms at school and through this have gotten to know their friends and teachers, which has blessed and enriched my life. It is so much fun to go to the middle school or high school and see these kids as they have grown, to be able to remember them by name and to share in the exciting new experiences they are having. It also strengthens my relationships with my own children by knowing their friends. I feel lucky my children, all four of them, enjoy having me visit with them at school and are not embarrassed when they see me.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Cherlyn
I truly believe women are equals with men in the mormon faith. My husband is a good man who looks to me when making decisions that are going to affect our entire family. He has had several job changes and opportunities to go to school and start/run different businesses. Each time he counseled with me to make sure we were on the same page. And, when I wasn't comfortable with one of the opportunities, he valued my insight and we did not go with that choice. We split the responsibilities of our home. He earns the paycheck and I manage the home and finances. Both of us spend time with the kids and doing chores. We enjoy working together and spending time together and we counsel together to make decisions and depend on each other to make sure our home runs smoothly. Show more Show less