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Hi I'm Kellie

I'm a Utah native who moved to California. I'm a TV News Producer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college grad working as a producer at a TV news station. No, I'm not on camera, but I'm the person who writes the things the on-camera people say. I'm a wife to a wonderful husband. I love hiking, biking, tennis, camping, running...if it involves the outdoors, count me in! I've run three marathons, two half-marathons and a handful of other races. I'm not fast, but I finish every time. Mostly I just enjoy the feeling of accomplishment I feel when I'm doubled over at the finish line, trying to keep my legs from giving out underneath me. I guess that's a good way to describe how I approach life. I know I'm probably not going to get first place, but I just keep going. For me, the satisfaction is in getting to the finish line...not winning the race.

Why I am a Mormon

The simple answer is that I was born into the Church. I was baptized when I was eight years old. My family went to church every Sunday. But over the years, my faith has come to mean so much more. When I got into high school, I started to realize that I couldn't just "go through the motions" anymore. I had to decide if I could stand on my own two feet with my beliefs. I started reading my scriptures more, praying more sincerely...and eventually I just knew that everything I had been taught about the Church was true. I'm a Mormon because it gives meaning to my life. I know God has a plan for me, and that helps me see beyond the mundane, day-to-day tasks and stresses. The Church helps me keep things in perspective, and focus on the things that will bring me lasting happiness.

How I live my faith

My husband and I love spending time with our families. We used to spend nearly every weekend with either my family or his. But recently we moved to a different state because my husband took a new job. Since our families aren't as close by now, we've really come to love the people in our church congregation. They are our family here. I'm involved in the Church's organization for women, and I'm constantly surrounded by faithful, strong mothers and daughters who support me and make me feel loved. I have the opportunity to teach these women in our Sunday meetings, but quite often I'm surprised by how much they teach me. My faith isn't limited to Sundays, though. Every day I try to be the best person I can be. I work in a newsroom...where discussions and humor are often less than "G-rated". But I know that if I choose not to engage in those types of conversations, I'll be able to set an example for my coworkers. When my coworkers find out that I grew up in Utah, one of their first questions is usually, "Are you Mormon?" I smile and say yes, and they'll tell me about a friend of theirs who is Mormon. Or they'll tell me what they know about the Church. I try to be as open and honest with them as I can be, and usually those conversations end up being great teaching moments. I love being a Mormon, and I love it when I get to talk about the Church with those around me.