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Conversations: How Elder and Sister Christofferson First Met

February 11, 2016

This love story is as sweet as it is encouraging, especially for those who are still searching for love.

Elder D. Todd Christofferson and his wife, Katherine, first laid eyes on each other in the football stadium at Brigham Young University. Both were accompanied by friends, and they interacted only for a moment—not long enough to learn each other’s name.

As she walked away, Katherine turned to her friend and said, “Well, isn’t that just my luck? I’ve just run into the kind of guy that I would like to date, and it’s never going to happen.”

“But I remembered her,” Elder Christofferson says. “That face stuck in my mind.”

They returned home to separate states for the summer. When his college yearbook arrived, Elder Christofferson searched for Katherine’s picture and finally learned her name. When school started again, he asked his roommate, who knew Katherine, to set them up on a date.

“He had a hard time talking her into it. She wasn’t really keen on doing a blind date,” Elder Christofferson explains.

At first, Katherine didn’t remember him. When she realized who he was, she wasn’t surprised—she had liked him the first time she met him, and she liked him the second time.

They dated through the school year and married at the end of the following spring.

Elder Christofferson’s dating advice is simple: “Follow up! Take action. Take the initiative.”

You can listen to the rest of this candid conversation with Elder and Sister Christofferson here.