I’m a nurse. A mother. A hiker. An advocate. I’ve served in the Church as a missionary, a Relief Society teacher and a Counselor in the Primary Presidency. I worked in Haiti after the earthquake and provided nursing care at the Astrodome in Houston after Hurricane Katrina.
As an adult I work as a registered nurse. I save people’s lives. I make life and death decisions advocating for my patients and their families almost every day. And yet in my church I am not to make any major decisions about how the church operates or proceeds because I am not in the priesthood hierarchy. The church is missing out on half of its talent and brain trust by passing over its women. It will be better for all when the church opens up the priesthood to all worthy members after all, as they have recently emphasized, “All are alike unto God, old and young, bond and free, male and female.”