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Hi I'm Kate

I’m a lifelong learner, a lover of mysteries and family history. I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother.

About Me

I am a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. My mother is a descendant of Mormon pioneers, some pulled handcarts and others who arrived in Utah by wagon. My father was a Catholic boy from Brooklyn, who joined the Mormon Church when I was 17 years old. I attended the University of Utah and Brigham Young University and graduated with a degree in English Literature and History. My grandmother taught me to love family history. Our evenings together were filled with stories. After marriage, I was blessed to be a stay at home mother and I was further blessed to be able to give many hours in volunteer service. I spent many years working with unwed mothers.

Why I am a Mormon

I gained a knowledge of the truthfulness of the Gospel when I was preparing for an LDS mission to Brazil. I needed my belief to turn to knowledge so that I could testify to others that the Gospel was true. I attained that knowledge through fasting and prayer. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and through the years I have learned the power of His Atonement and have come to understand the wonder of His Grace, the enabling power that helps me become a better Christian.

How I live my faith

I have recently co-taught with my husband an early morning religion class for high school students. We studied the New Testament. Oh, how I learned the love the Savior! I also gained a greater appreciation for the Apostle Paul. Oh, how he loved the early Saints! When my children were in school, I spent many hours volunteering in their classrooms. I have also done storytelling in the classrooms and school libraries of my grandchildren. I enjoyed the many years I spent as the volunteer coordinator for the Portland Oregon office of LDS Family Services. I was blessed to work with many wonderful young women who were considering the options available to them as unwed mothers. I am now embarking on a new adventure. My husband and I will be volunteering in the Maryland State Archives in Annapolis, Maryland.