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Hi I'm Kelsey

I'm a wife. I'm an aspiring opera singer, music and voice teacher, and director. I love watching movies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm Kelsey. I'm the 8th of 9 kids, aunt to 22 beautiful children, and wife to an exceptionally talented cinematographer/director. I am finishing my Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance. I taught dance for 5 years (though I am now very out of shape). I love to eat anything sugary and watch movies almost any chance I get. I am a voice teacher and a music director when I'm not at whatever day job. Such is the life of an artist: do what you have to in order to do what you love. I'm convinced my mother is a saint, since she raised 9 very loud children. She is a quiet, humble, talented woman that I look up to with every fiber of my being. My father is the person that is welcoming and wanted to help at every opportunity. He is a teacher and a friend. I get my passion for performing from him. He raised me on Les Miserables, The Music Man, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and many more classic musicals and movies. My husband truly is my best friend and I'm grateful every day that I have him in my life. We love just hanging out together, even if we aren't talking. We're big movie buffs and own a production company. It's so fun to be on set with him and see him in his element.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember in my first semester at college, I was taking far too many credits. I was stressed out and tired and didn't know why I thought moving two states away from home was a good idea at 17. I had been praying every day, reading scriptures, going to church, and all that jazz... But, looking back now, I was going through the motions more than anything. Anyway, there were a few weeks left in the semester and I was worn out. I had been an emotional wreck all morning when I ran into one of my (amazing) roommates. She looked at me and told me to go home and be alone for a while. Everyone was at class, so I could really take some time to myself. As soon as I walked into the apartment, I shut the door behind me and stood in the silence. I walked slowly into my room, set down my backpack, and went to my knees. I wept, and prayed, and sang, and wept, and sang, and prayed. For an hour I did this. And, when that hour was up, I felt so much peace. I realized that day that I needed God active in my life as much as I needed to be active in God's work. It was amazing the change in my attitude and heart. I had felt that amazing before, but seemed to have lost it in the struggle of maintaining good grades and managing sleep. I am a Mormon because I am happier and more at peace with myself and with my life when I am living according to the teachings of this church.

How I live my faith

My husband and I are blessed to teach Sunday School to the children in our congregation. Oh, how we love those kiddos! You can learn so much from the innocence of children. I also pick out special musical numbers and arrange those who perform them for our sacrament services. I love being able to invite the influence of the Holy Ghost through music into our meetings. I love visiting my friends in my congregation. There are two women in particular that I visit on a monthly basis. They are amazing and I feel so blessed to visit with them and teach them and serve them in so many ways.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I know that families are forever, through the sacred sealing power of the Holy Priesthood. I am grateful for the blessing that I have to be sealed to my parents, siblings, my husband, my future children, and all generations before and after. It brings me great joy to know that I can be with them after this life and that this earthly state is only temporary. Show more Show less