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Hi I'm Karen Lee V.B.

I grew up in Colorado. I am a mother, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a registered nurse (RN), a scholar, and a teacher.

About Me

I am married and am a mother of 4 children. I grew up in Lakewood, Colorado as one of 10 children. I received my bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University in Nursing in 1994. I received my master's in Nursing Education from the University of Utah in 2006 and my PhD in Nursing Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2013. I currently work as the Director of Nursing Curricula and Academics at Nightingale College in Ogden, Utah. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, rollerblading, writing, singing in the choir, and playing the piano.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of what the church teaches and because of the power and authority that has been restored to this church. I am a recovered drug addict who used to question whether God was real or if He knew me. He has healed me from my addictions and I know He can heal any problem, sickness, or shortcoming in us. I have a personal relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ, and my Heavenly Father. I have no doubt of their reality or their goodness. I am grateful for the gift of the Holy Ghost which I have been given and received in this church. I am a Mormon because of what my faith in Christ has done for my life. He has saved me, and I will spend my days declaring his word and his gospel because I love Him so much.

How I live my faith

I rely on the Holy Ghost and in the priesthood and prophets on the earth today in everything I do. I know the leaders of the church receive ongoing revelation and that the prophets talk with God. I know the power of Jesus Christ is in this church. I live my faith by doing what Jesus wants me to do--by giving love to all around me no matter who they are or what they believe, in sharing my faith, and by trying to be an example of God's goodness in all that I do.