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Hi I'm Eileen

I am the oldest of seven, the mother of eight, and the grandmother of twelve. I am also an educator and lawyer and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the Church. I was raised Catholic and had the blessing of going to Catholic school all my life. I joined the Church after graduating from St. Joseph's Notre Dame High School in Alameda, California. I am the oldest of seven children and the mother of eight children. We have twelve grandchildren. I went to college at a number of schools, but graduated from Brigham Young University in Political Science. Several years later I attended J. Reuben Clark Law School, fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer. We have traveled extensively and had the privilege of living in Canterbury, England.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I want to know and understand the reality of the Godhead, the true life cycle of living with our heavenly parents before we came to Earth, and the opportunity to live with them again after we leave here. I want to pattern my life and choices around those of the Savior, Jesus Christ, and learn such discipline as to being worthy of the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost. I have felt promptings and inspiration in my life that have guided my decisions, long before I realized how I was being guided by a loving Heavenly Father. I am highly imperfect, but hope to evolve to a more perfect person because of knowledge and service and the grace of God.

How I live my faith

I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am so grateful for the fuller knowledge it has given me, beyond what I grew up knowing. I currently serve as the Ward Nursery Leader, after serving as the Ward Relief Society President for three years. This is my third stint in the Nursery in 25 years. I love being with the children and know that we are there to help them remember Heavenly Father and Heavenly Mother and Jesus Christ for as long as possible. The Nursery is a wonderful place to teach the Gospel.