I’m a Mormon. I’m a Daughter. I’m a wife. I’m a mother. I’m a prosecutor. I’m a cookbook author. And…I support the ordination of women.
I grew up in southern Arizona in a multi-generational Mormon family. I graduated from law school in 1980, at a time when women lawyers were rare. I have focused my career on violence against women and children, and have been a prosecutor for more than 20 years, handling domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse cases. My husband and I raised four children as active members of the Church.
Why I am a Mormon:
I have a strong testimony that the gospel is true and that Jesus is the Christ. I honor and sustain the leaders of the Church. Living the gospel fully is the most sincere desire of my heart. I strive every single day to be more like my Savior.
How I live my faith:
I am an active member of the church. I was an early morning seminary teacher for 12 years. I have been a Relief Society President, Young Women’s President, and Primary President. It is my goal to serve in whatever way the Lord calls me. I currently serve as a Relief Society teacher.
Why I think Mormon women should have the priesthood:
It is time. Women are ready to live as described in D & C 76: 95: “And He makes them equal in power, and in might, and in dominion.”
As the Second Coming approaches, I feel that ordained women will be a powerful influence for good in readying the world. I, for one, would welcome this opportunity to serve the Lord and would attempt to do so with humility and dedication if allowed to do so.