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Hi I'm Kim

I am an outdoor person. I love hiking, biking, gardening and playing with my grandchildren (4). I am also an avid reader.

About Me

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I have worked all my life (40 years) with people who have disabilities, the past eleven years with children. I grew up in a home with no religious experience, but found friends that were an example to me, and teachers and adults who encouraged me to further my education and seek a life that followed Jesus Christ's teachings and love. I'm not sure where my life would be without the Gospel, but most importantly, I have seen what a testimony of Jesus Christ, the atonement and knowledge of why I am here have affected my children lives. There is no greater joy than to sit at the dinner table and have your grandchild say a prayer of thanksgiving to our Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

At the age of 8, two men came to our home and asked my parents if I could be Baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I didn't know what that meant, but I was baptized. I did not even know that my parents were members of this church. I started attending the meetings for young children, but I really started to gain a testimony of Jesus Christ when I was a teenager. Through friends, teachers and other adults in our church, I was given encouragement and such love that I just started to follow the path they taught. I loved sports, but there were no athletic opportunities for girls in our school system, so I joined the sports teams that the LDS church offered for girls and boys. I excelled and my confidence and desire to be an example rose. To absolutely know that I have a Father-in-Heaven who loves me and that if I live according to His commandments, I will have the opportunity to spend eternity with Him and my earthly family is my greatest desire.

How I live my faith

I have my own motto: organize, simplify, be debt free and be kind. I serve in my church, in my community and my neighborhood. I have always seemed to connect with older people (now I am one) and enjoy helping and visiting my elderly neighbors. For the past eleven years, I have worked with special education for our school district and have learned more about love than from any other position I have had.