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Hi I'm Kristin Fry

I am a mother of eight children. I teach music to elementary school children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play instruments--piano, recorder, clarinet, trumpet! Singing with children, especially my own, however, is my favorite thing to do. My husband and I have started a new hobby recently--raising bees! This can be especially challenging in Alaska, but the rewards can be sweet (if you can overlook the occasional sting). Essentially, I'm a traditionalist--I love to read classic literature and listen to classical music. I like good conversation and enjoy writing and reading letters--though I have to admit I love e-mail! I like to cook and savor the now-rare opportunity to sew.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both members, and I was raised learning about the gospel. Everything I was taught made sense. I was encouraged to ask lots of questions, and ponder the answers I received. Most importantly, though, I learned to bring my questions, in prayer, to my Father in Heaven. I learned how to hear His answers. Every major decision in my life, and plenty of minor ones, has been guided by His answers to my questions. Even this morning I felt His instruction as I asked for directions with my students. The church has taught me the purpose of life, my role(s), and how to get answers to my questions.

How I live my faith

After years of working with children's music and adult choirs, I have recently begun coordinating the Community (Handel's) Messiah Choir and Orchestra ( now in its 23rd year!). I love performing this beautiful music with people in our community!

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

Kristin Fry
My personal feeling about women in the Church is that the church teachings and leaders treasure and empower women like no other organization. Women are put in multiple leadership roles, and given the opportunity to learn and use skills that will bless their lives and the lives of others. Women are naturally nurturers, and the Church values and strengthens women in their role as nurturers in the family, church, community and world. In the church, I can learn what will make me the happiest, and what will protect me and my family from the foolishness and inconsistencies of society's latest fads and fashions. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, women are taught to value and esteem men in their roles, as men are taught to value and esteem women in theirs. Both men and women are entitled to the same blessings, and we are taught that our greatest blessings come as we "become one" as husband and wife. Show more Show less