Hi, I’m Brenda. I am a Mormon by birth. I have served faithfully in many callings in the Church and especially loved my time as a full-time missionary. As a mother and teacher I strive to help children develop their potential to do good in the world.
I love my heritage. It is indeed through learning about the history of my people that I began to ask bigger questions about the current role of women in the Church. Through serious study of the history of Relief Society I found women who spoke with authority, blessed and anointed each other in childbirth and worked within and beyond their organization to create social change in the USA and the world.
As I have come to understand more fully the current role of women in the Church it has become clear to me that it is only when women are treated as equals and given more opportunities to serve that the church will be made whole. Then women and men will be fully appreciated for their unique contributions and insights regardless of their gender. Not only then will we reach our full potential as individuals, but we will truly be able to “lift up the hands that hang down, and strengthen the feeble knees” of all our sisters and brothers throughout the world.
I believe women should be ordained.