Mrs. Kristin Molina Haynes has been called to serve as the new Young Women’s president for the Dayton congregation of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Members serve as volunteers and are not paid.
“We do not seek callings but when they come we do our best to accept those callings because this is what Jesus would have us do,” Mrs. Haynes said. “The Lord wants us to serve one another and I am grateful to be able to serve the young women in our local congregation – and throughout Dayton. We invite all young women between the ages of 11-17 to come and participate with us.”
The Young Women’s organization originated in 1869 to help young women strengthen their faith in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. “We are daughters of God, and it is important for young women to recognize their divine identity and act upon it,” Mrs.
Haynes said. “Each of us can do good and be good by following the Savior who invites each of us to come unto Him.”
To help young women be their best, the Young Women’s program encourages balanced growth. Officials said, “Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ want us to learn and grow in all aspects of life including spiritually, physically, socially and intellectually. This is why we encourage young women to set and meet goals in these four areas.
“Growth always includes others. As daughters of God, The Lord invites us to participate in His work. We can do this, in part, through wholesome service activities. We can JustServe wherever we are – at home, work, school, church, etc."
This year’s theme is "A Great Work: based on Doctrine and Covenants 64:33-34, which states: “Wherefore, be not weary in well-doing, for ye are laying the foundation of a great work. And out of small things proceedeth that which is great. Behold, the Lord requireth the heart and a willing mind.”
“When we come together in The Lord, all things are possible,” Mrs. Haynes said.
Mrs. Haynes is the office manager at Eric Buchanan & Associates, a disability insurance and employee benefits law firm that helps people who are denied disability, life long term care and health insurance benefits by an insurance company. She joined the team in 2004 and was promoted from receptionist to office manager in 2005, due to her natural ability to organize, problem solve, implement new procedures, effectively communicate and follow up with clients.
Mrs. Haynes is about making a difference by helping others and organizations succeed with service leadership. Past activities and societies include the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement Club (MESA), the Philippine American Bayanihan Association of Utah and the Asian Association of Utah Youth Task Force. Mrs. Haynes grew up in Taylorsville, Ut. and is married to Bob Haynes. They reside in Dayton.