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Hi I'm Kate

I am a futurist. I am a researcher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Funny story, I went to BYU and loved the experience, the professors, the diversity of thought. Though I entered as a typical suburban conservative, by the time I graduated I had become a moderate to left-leaning feminist! (Which has always been okay in this church contrary to popular belief...) I believed I could do anything and would light the world on fire. Of course the outside world had not progressed like my professors and peers had so I had to calm down a bit. I started my career in marketing at a top 10 ad agency in Los Angeles. I have owned my own firm and worked for a multi-national bank. Currently I work with non-profits and higher education providing research and strategies. I speak French and a little Spanish. I like to work with my family to provide service or to help others less fortunate, recently we have been helping some African immigrants. I also love biking, gardening, automobiles, real estate, yoga, studying history and religion, and walking our sheep dog mix.

Why I am a Mormon

I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have studied world religions for more than two decades and find that many have truth which makes sense as all are children of our Heavenly Father and as Paul said, "God is no respector of persons." This seems to be the only Christian religion with a worldview - that supposes Mohammed may have been a prophet as well as Buddha. It allows for God to speak to prophets among all nations and allows for continuing revelation. It makes sense that God wants all his children to know and understand him. After studying and prayerful communion with my Father in Heaven, I know that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are true. I know that God speaks through prophets today as in days of old. I know that the apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are true apostles of the Lord Jesus Christ. I am grateful for my Savior and Redeemer. We believe in Grace and in works. We are a religion that promotes and values secular and non-secular education. We encourage our children to explore and develop their own relationship with God. We seek truth from a variety of sources. Truth rises to the top and will stand every test. We do not have professional clergy. All have to take part in serving in this church, all study the scriptures, all recieve personal revelation as to the veracity of what they read and hear. This might be threatening to professional theologians and pastors and may be why they like to belittle us. But everyone has a right to approach God. He is our Heavenly Father who loves us and wants us to know his will. All his children have access to His will, His help, and His grace.

How I live my faith

I love to go to church on Sunday--it is truly a gift to set aside the day for God, for service to others, and for family. I also volunteer in church. Right now I am teaching the new testament and we are studying the ministry of Paul. I admire how he boldly bore testimony of Jesus Christ. He never recanted his vision though several times people sought to kill him because of it. His experience reminds me of the prophet Joseph Smith.