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Hi I'm Kate

I'm a skier, a world traveler, an ER nurse and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia and Washington DC. I spent the first 14 years of my life running between a trampoline and a basketball court. I came to school in Utah and have spent the past 5 years loving the perfect skiing the mountains in my backyard have to offer. I am a reading enthusiast and average about a book a week. I love to travel and have made it to Europe, Africa and Asia on varying adventures. I am a recent college graduate and now enjoying the perks that come with having a steady job.

Why I am a Mormon

I spent most of my college career studying science and understand what it means to want concrete evidence in order to confirm a truth. I am Mormon because I found that evidence in reading and praying about the Book of Mormon. It is from God and testifies of the divinity of Jesus Christ. God has given us additional truth because he wants us to live abundant lives. My membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints allows for fulfillment now and forever.

How I live my faith

When I read about the life of Jesus Christ and his untiring efforts to lift and heal those around Him, I feel a similar call to use my knowledge and skill set to serve my patients. His entire life was consecrated to serving those who needed Him most. The ER is the perfect setting to strive to live as He lived and love as He loved. My patients are not limited to one demographic. They are young and old, black and white, rich and poor. Their only common denominators are pain and fear. There have been moments when I have had the opportunity to hold the hand of a suffering child or put a smile on the face of a mother of four being treated for terminal cancer. I am acutely aware that we all struggle in life but I also know that we need to be there to support one another. Jesus Christ holds the ultimate power to calm our fears and alleviate our pains but He often needs our help to perform these tasks. I work to live my faith by following His example and being, 'my brother's keeper.'

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Missionaries are responsible to fund their own missions. Missionaries are not paid for their services. Materials used for proselyting are paid for by tithing contributions of members of the church. I also think it is important to note that missionaries are not forced or elected to serve. When I was a missionary I was constantly asked how much I got paid to be in country where people were generally less receptive to our message. People were shocked when I informed them that I was paying to serve. Missionaries leave their homes and families because they love God and because they want others to share the joy they feel. Show more Show less