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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a former Newborn ICU RN. I'm now a stay at home mom of 4 beautiful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to an amazing man who is currently serving as the bishop of our ward(congregation). I am a stay at home mom of 4 beautiful children - three boys and one girl. I worked for 7 years as a Registered Nurse in a Newborn Intensive Care Unit. I absolutely loved my time working there, and had a very hard time deciding to be a stay at home mom after my first child was born. However, I am so grateful that I chose to put my nursing career on hold to stay home with my children............. even though there are days that I wish that I was at work:) I have learned that there will always be another nurse to take my place, but to my children, they only have one of me, and I know that they need me to be home with them at this time. A mother is not replaceable!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. I am thankful every day to be a member of Christ's church here on this earth. I know that the Book of Mormon is truly another testament of Jesus Christ, and was written by prophets just as the Bible was written by prophets. I know that we have a living prophet on this earth who communicates with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and truly guides and leads this church. I know that living and abiding by the gospel principles brings peace and happiness to my life, and the life of my family even in the midst of trials. The gospel of Jesus Christ is truly my anchor to hold onto in this very troubled and uncertain world.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving wherever possible. I am currently the Compassionate Service Leader of our congregation. I am in charge of looking for ways to help individuals/families in our congregation, and individuals/families who are not of our faith who are in need of service. For example, I help arrange meals to be brought to families who have had a recent birth, death, move, etc. I am also a visiting teacher. I have a companion, and we are in charge of looking after three sisters (women in our congregation) to make sure that they are doing ok - physically, emotionally, spiritually, etc. We try to visit with them in their home, and when that is not possible, we communicate with them via text, email, phone calls, etc. I am also a bishop's wife. A bishop is a lay pastor. So, my husband does not get paid for his service, and spends a lot of time away from home serving the members of our congregation. I also enjoy volunteering in my children's elementary school, and participating in the PTA.