I am a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. One of the basic tenets of our faith states, “We claim the privilege of worshipping almighty God according to the dictates of our own conscience and allow all men this same privilege; let them worship how, where, or what they may.” I join with the Interfaith Council as an At-Large Director to help promote understanding among all of us, whatever our faith.
In my family life, I am a mother of six adult children, and we have 20 grandchildren. My family is one of my highest priorities.
In my professional life, I have done a number of things from being a full-time mother, to owning my own business, to being a computer programmer, then a project manager. I now run a root cause analysis program at Cerner Corporation trying to improve the quality of our software to help improve patient outcomes.
On a volunteer basis, I have served in several positions within my faith: president of our children’s organization, president of our Young Women’s organization, early morning religious instructor for high school students, and emergency preparedness specialist. I current serve as Director of Public Affairs for the Church Kansas City and most of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. One of my main concerns and efforts is around protecting and defending religious liberty so that we can all continue to worship as we please.
I look forward to serving shoulder-to-shoulder with others because serving together builds greater understanding and love between people.