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Hi I'm Kathryn Knight

I'm a Stanford graduate, an attorney, developer and holder of a U.S. patent, a mom of four children, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a stay-at-home mom and find that my time is spent consulting with my husband on real estate transactions, serving on the Student Improvement Advisory Council of my children's local high school, reading with second graders at my youngest child's elementary school, serving on the Homeowner Association Board of my community, and watching over the spiritual progress of the 40+ young women ages 12-18 that attend my congregation. I receive great personal satisfaction from being involved with my community, especially reading with second-graders an hour each week. Taking time to work with children and watch them improve upon and master skills as they grow is a very joyful experience. I love to learn and worked hard while attending school and love to help others learn. I am currently working on learning to play the piano which does NOT come naturally, and also basic conversational Spanish. I hate to cook but enjoy making bread (a skill I learned from a class a year or so ago) and my family is pretty happy about it too! I am not a fan of regular exercise. I love to play speed scrabble, sudoku, and any kind of word jumble. I probably have dyslexia because I have a terrific skill for mixing metaphors and idioms like none other. It must be why I am so good at the game of jumble.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, when I was in my early twenties I needed to find some direction from my maker as to what was really true in life. I was a young mother struggling to balance work and family and was unsure of my life's situation. I did a very thorough and soul-searching study of the Book of Mormon over a three-month period of time. When I completed my study, the answer that I received after praying about this Book and this Church was an undeniable witness of the truth of the Book of Mormon and the truth that the central figure of this Book, Jesus Christ, was my Savior and that He lives. The feelings of joy and light that accompanied this truth filled my whole body and lasted for over 20 minutes so that I could not deny the powerful witness that I had from God about these truths. For the month following this experience, I had a daily feeling of joy and peace that continued to testify to me of these two foundational witnesses that are the basis of my spiritual knowledge. I had known and believed in a loving God since I was about twelve years old and this witness of Jesus Christ as my Savior and the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon were the pieces of information that I needed to let me know that I was on the right path and that God had a plan for me.

How I live my faith

I try each day to begin with prayer and scripture reading. These two patterns shape the character of my day unlike any others. Without them I feel the chaotic pull of the world that seems to swirl around us all. I am in charge of the spiritual instruction of the 40+ young women, ages 12-18, who are in my congregation. I serve with several other women in my congregation to accomplish this task. It is really a joy to watch these young ladies serve each other and their community, see them learn about God and feel the Holy Spirit, and have a lot of fun supporting each other. I get to go on bike rides and campouts, make blankets for children with cancer and serve the homeless meals, enjoy nail painting and photo shooting, chocolate tasting and cake decorating, choir singing and testimony bearing, all because of my involvement with a wonderful group of youth who I am called to lead in my church. They are a great blessing in my life! I believe in community service and so I serve on my local HOA Board handling some of our community issues. I serve on my local high school's Student Improvement Council. I also serve in my local elementary school as a reading volunteer. There is no greater feeling than to be part of your community helping each other. It really is the way that we can be God's hands for each other.