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March 03, 2014

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Erica Shurtz Isom

Hi Neylan,
The funnest thing I was part of was creating the children/youth section of our ward choir back in CT. Originally it was started to deal with the high number of children and chaos in ward choir. But over four years it became a significant force for good in the lives of the children and the ward as a whole. Actually by the end there were more children in that choir then adults and many of them were more highly trained musicians then many of the adults. But most importantly the testimony those children sang with was extremely powerful. I miss them terribly!

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Neylan McBaine grew up a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) in New York City and attended Yale University. She has been published in Newsweek, Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought, Segullah, Meridian Magazine, the Washington Post, PowerofMoms.com and BustedHalo.com.
Neylan is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Mormon Women Project, a continuously expanding library of interviews with LDS women found at www.mormonwomen.com. She is also a brand strategist at Bonneville Communications, the agency behind Mormon.org and the I'm A Mormon campaign.
Neylan is the author of a collection of personal essays — How to Be a Twenty-First Century Pioneer Woman (2008) — as well as Sisters Abroad: Interviews from the Mormon Women Project (2013). She lives with her husband and three young daughters.
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