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Hi I'm Kimberly

I am a wife, mother of four, youth leader and reading teacher. Fourteen years ago, I became a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family, extended family and friends, serving as a youth leader in the church and I love helping my students achieve success. I spend my days at school, my afternoons running my kids to sports, lessons, Scouts and church youth activities and then try to stretch every minute left of our evenings. I love to read, spend time with extended family in the midwest and on the west coast and enjoy traveling to new places.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the LDS church when I was in my thirties. I was living an abundant life, happily married with children, working in a profession I loved and surrounded by wonderful family and friends. Despite that, I felt something was missing. It was through the examples of church members I was acquainted with, that I found it. Not having any religious background, I began to exercise my faith in baby steps. It was hard at first! In time, I have found deeper joy and knowledge and gained a perspective that goes beyond just what this life has in store for me and my family. Being a member has afforded me many opportunities to learn and to grow intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. I am truly grateful for those friends' examples that helped me to identify what I was needing in my life, for missionaries who patiently taught me and for the members in my past and present congregations who continue to be wonderful examples and friends to me. I am grateful for the knowledge that I am never alone, the mistakes I make can be overcome, my family will be together forever and that, through personal revelation, I can seek help and direction from my Heavenly Father and receive answers. I am so grateful for the knowledge, structure and peace joining the church has brought me and my family.

How I live my faith

My faith gives structure to everything I do. It inspires me to try to be a better person; to be more loving and giving. It has helped me view my shortcomings and mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow and to see challenges in my life similarly. I live my faith in the small everyday moments as try to do my best, look for the lessons in my mistakes and adversity, and feel a great measure of peace that comes from knowing and living the Lord's Plan of Happiness.