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Hi I'm Chelise

I am a wife. I am a mother. I am a pianist. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a busy mother of 5 and wife to an archaeologist. My husband and I have just recently moved back to Utah after living on the east coast for 12 wonderful years. I have a degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy and love any opportunity to share my love of music with my children. Teaching piano lessons in my home has always been a fun way to keep music alive in my life. I have 2 daughters and 3 sons. Our youngest child is our family angel. She joined our family 2 yrs ago but because of a severe genetic disorder only lived for 2 days. She is our daily reminder of heaven and the importance of eternal families. I stay busy doing all things kids- games, practicing, friends, scouts, recitals, school. It is the greatest joy of my life to watch my kids grow. I always love the chance to curl up with a good book or chic-flick. I recently got into running and enjoyed being part of our first family 5K.

Why I am a Mormon

From my first days on earth I have been taught truth both by word and by example. I was raised by faithful and loving LDS parents. I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 8. I remember being so excited to be baptized. Since that time, my testimony of Jesus Christ and gospel truths has grown. It's grown as I tried to be obedient and live the kind of life I had been taught would bring me happiness. I have experience that happiness in its fullest. My testimony has grown when my faith has been tested. I have tried to act in faith and each time I have felt the witness and blessings that come. I have great hope and feel great peace in God's plan for His children. I believe in His Son as my Savior, Redeemer, and Friend. I believe that His church has been restored in its fullness on the earth today and in His gospel we can find answers to all of life's questions and problems. This is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Living my faith requires daily effort. It means that I talk with God often in prayer. It means that every day I spend time reading the scriptures. It means that I participate in temple worship. It means that I teach my children truth. It means that I spend time and energy helping and serving those around me. Essentially, my faith directs all that do. Being a Mormon is a way of life. And what a tremendous blessing! My current responsibilities in the church not only allow me many opportunities to serve and help the women of our community, but to see the efforts of so many others as well. Each time we serve another person, our efforts make a difference for good, and together all of the efforts work together to accomplish amazing things. I am convinced that it is largely through our service and love to each other that God will accomplish His purposes for each of us.