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Hi I'm Kathryn

I love being a mother and grandmother to our large active family, including a charming daughter with Down Syndrome. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love to hike, bike, ski, walk, and read books about history, and I enjoy fine literature. I taught special education, piano, and swimming. I believe in human rights and religious freedom. I love to cook healthy, delicious food. I have been a Special Olympics coach for my daughter with Down Syndrome and her friends. I am the mother and grandmother of a very large blended family; there is a lot of love in our home, and we have a lot of fun together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He suffered in Gethsemane and on the cross to make it possible for us to be cleansed from our sins so that we might return to be with our Heavenly Father. I have faith that because of Him we will all be resurrected as He was resurrected; we will have our bodies restored to us in perfect form, never to die again. With all my heart I believe and am sure that the church that was on the earth during Christ's time on earth has been restored and that today we are led by living prophets and apostles under the direction of Jesus Christ. I know that Joseph Smith, who restored this church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was a prophet of God, and I know that the Book of Mormon, which he translated, is the word of God as is the Bible. I know these things because of the assurance of the Holy Ghost, which enlightens my mind and brings me peace as I read these books and as I listen to our modern prophets.

How I live my faith

I have served in many organizations in our church in a leadership and teaching capacity, serving adults, women, young women, and children. I especially like to teach Sunday School. My husband and I loved serving as humanitarian missionaries for the LDS Church in Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay. We helped facilitate donations of wheel-chairs, medical equipment and supplies, school books and materials, and emergency supplies to individuals and organizations not of our faith. We have both also served in the Perpetual Education Department of our church to help provide loans for individuals who need financial support. We went to Kenya with a humanitarian group which helped build a school and provided medical instruction and care.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

We believe that God is the father of our spirits, and that we knew Him in our pre-earth life. He is perfect, all knowing, and all powerful, and He has perfect love for us his children, whom He knows individually. He loved us so much that He was willing to send his Son, Jesus Christ, to come to earth and to suffer and to die for us that we might be resurrected and return to him, if we follow his plan. We believe that we are created in God's image. He has a body like ours, but it is a perfect immortal body. If we follow in the footsteps of his beloved Son, Jesus Christ, we believe that as his children, we may become like him, a perfect, glorified being, . Show more Show less