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Hi I'm Juliann

I used to sing opera, but am finding joy teaching elementary music in rural Colorado. I'm a wife, a working mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a very large, musical family. I really wanted to be an opera singer, and trained extensively to pursue that career. When my husband became ill and couldn't keep working, I decided to become an elementary music teacher so that I could be closer to my family. I LOVE teaching music to kids! We now have two beautiful girls. Both were born very prematurely but are now growing strong and healthy daily. I still sing when I can, and find great joy being with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon. My father’s maternal grandparents joined the church in West Virginia, and my mom was a convert. They taught me to love God and Jesus Christ. They taught me to find out for myself if Joseph Smith really was a prophet and if the Book of Mormon is true. I always believed they were true when I was growing up. As an adult, I attended religion classes through my church at my university, but also sang in many other churches and met people from all walks of life. I really began to pray for myself and to study scriptures on my own. I have received my own witness from God through the Holy Ghost that Joseph Smith is a prophet, the Book of Mormon is truly the word of God, and the church to which I belong is God’s restored church on earth. I am who I am and have so much happiness in my life because of that witness.

How I live my faith

My faith is who I am. I can't imagine my life without the influence of my church, of the scriptures, of the Holy Ghost, and most of all, I cannot imagine life without the Savior. I love studying His words in the scriptures, especially in the Book of Mormon. I serve wherever I am needed at church, whether teaching youth Sunday School or leading the choir. I make my family a priority- which isn't always easy since I am the sole bread-winner for our home. But I give up many things to spend quality time with them. All that I strive to be and all that I am is a result of my faith.

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

Mormon women are just like everyone else. We are strong, intelligent, and influential. We are well respected in the communities in which we live, but also in our church and our homes. We do believe in equality of men and women. We have the largest women's organization in the world. We are leaders and work side by side with the men of the church in councils for the ward community. We are equal partners in our homes. Show more Show less