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Hi I'm Chelsea

I am a mother of two. My passion is teaching the scriptures and gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a wheat farm in Idaho. I love to sing and perform, which lead me to earn a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre with a minor in Dialects. I was hired by the LDS Church to teach released-time seminary to high school students. After our first child was born I chose to stay at home and be a full-time mother, and have since had a second child with a third on the way. I have made many life changes over the last five years after deciding to fight a significant food addiction, and in the process lost 130 lbs--it has been (and continues to be) of the most difficult and rewarding experiences of my life. I had tried for half of my life to deal with this, but wasn't until I relied on the Atonement of Jesus Christ that I found success in my journey. I enjoy family history research, family reunions, Zumba workouts, mowing the lawn, date nights with my husband, music in any form, and spending time with my children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ has given me the hope, direction, and ability to become more than I ever could have on my own. Living my faith doesn't make my life perfect--but it does give me the perspective that I have a loving Heavenly Father who is watching, guiding, and helping me through it all. I am not alone. No one is. Through the Atonement I can change anything I truly want and need to change, whether that be my sins, losing my patience with my children, or a food addiction. If it matters to me, it matters to Him. And I constantly feel strength and peace beyond my own abilities when I trust Him with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding of things. I am far from perfect right now, but I truly believe that the faith, knowledge, authority, ordinances, and covenants of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ will one day enable me to live in the presence of God with my family forever.

How I live my faith

Although I don't teach the gospel full-time anymore, it is still a major part of my life. I often teach in Church settings. Currently I am in a leadership position over the teenage girls in my area, and I train other women to be leaders and teachers. I occasionally teach scripture-based courses to young adults at a local LDS Institute of Religion. I am taking scripture and history courses with hopes to earn a master's degree to better equip me. I teach at and direct religious conferences and summer camps for teenagers where they are able to meet other members of the LDS faith and strengthen their testimonies of Jesus Christ. I can be a painfully shy person in one-on-one situations, but my faith helps me overcome those fears. When I was baptized, I made promises to God that I would watch out and strengthen others around me. When I see a need and think, "Someone should help that person," I try to find a way to do it myself. I visit or drop off food to women in my neighborhood occasionally, and have been on the receiving end of such service multiple times. My testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to feel connected not only to others, but to Him. I try to keep my language, actions, and appearance pure and unoffensive to those around me.