My name is Christa. I am married to my high school sweetheart. I am a mom to five amazing children that I homeschool. I am a small business-owner. I can jams, jellies, and drink concentrates all made with local produce my family grows, tends, and picks ourselves. I will love teaching community classes on gardening, canning, and homesteading soon.
I am a lifelong member of the Church, but I was inactive for several years after my parents divorced when I was 12. I came back into activity on my own when my husband joined the Church. I love the gospel of Christ and strive to live as the Savior. I teach my children the love, tolerance, and compassion of the Savior. I remember the first time I saw inequality in my church was while serving as the Girls’ Activity Days leader in my ward. My entire budget for the year was 1/4 the cost of the Cub Scouts’ Blue & Gold Banquet. We had as many Activity Days girls as Cub Scouts. Then I found out the Scouts get to pull from two budgets, their own and the general Primary budget. It seemed so unfair. It also seemed unfair that my daughters couldn’t participate in any activities until they are 8, and that there just aren’t many activities for girls in the church.
A few weeks after my youngest daughter’s birthday, she was severely injured. As I held her tiny body in my arms begging God to preserve her life, for a moment I felt despair. “If only my husband were here, he could give her a blessing, and she would be ok.” That despair was quickly replaced by a prompting that gender has nothing to do with the priesthood. Faith has everything to do with it.
My name is Christa; I’m a wife, a mom, and a small business-owner. I’m a Mormon. I believe women should be ordained.