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Hi I'm Kris Poulos

I love life, unique purses, and bike riding. I'm a wife, mom, grandmother, full-time missionary - and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I was born and raised in California. At a young age, I began ballet lessons and continued "dancing" through my college years. My husband and I have two wonderful children - make that four wonderful children, as we consider our son-in-law and daughter-in-law like our own. A couple of years ago, retirement beckoned, and my husband and I retired from the California Department of Corrections. Now? I enjoy sewing, occassionally knitting, but love going out for a ride on my bicycle with my wonderful husband at my side. When there's free time (what's that??), there's nothing more fun than creating apron and bag/purse patterns. Life just can't be better!

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of family, of both my mother's and father's, whose lives were turned when the gospel of Jesus Christ was restored. It takes courage, a conviction of heart, and a deep and abiding testimony to maintain a life free from the distracting forces of the world. Many of these ancestors were at the forefront of a pivotal time in the world. My great, great, great grandfather was martyred along side his brother, the Prophet Joseph Smith. How can I, then, not see the great meaning of life just through these ancestors' commitment to Christ? Although my own parents were not considered "active" in the faith while I was young, they did teach principles of love, hope, and obedience. This helped me define who I was in an increasing world of disillusionment. None-the-less, I married a man of faith, integrity, and patience. As one who holds the priesthood, I look to him for counsel - but stand beside him in unity of thought and action. We raised a daughter and son and provided an improved enviornment over what we each had growing up. Today, they are raising their own families, lovingly, honorably, and faithfully.

How I live my faith

Amid all the daily comings and goings, it is the Gospel of Jesus Christ that touches me to the core. A richness that goes beyond the tangible things of life is what comes from living a life centered in Christ. So much so, my husband and I are currently serving as full-time missionaries. Having occasions to serve others allows associations, not only with those of my faith, but with others who find fulfillment in God and family. Being provied unique opportunities to give back to the Savior as He has given to me, I've enjoyed opportunities to lead and teach women, youth, and children - and interfacing with other faiths through the medium of public relations. A smart but gentle way allowed for a successful career in what could have been seen as a rather negative workplace environment. Often, people asked how it was that I could believe what I believed - yet work where I worked. Well, even Christ reached out to the poor in spirit and loved all mankind.