Hi I'm Russ
Most of all I really enjoy being a dad and a husband. I like to be outdoors and hike, camp, hunt and fish but wish I had more time to do those things. I really enjoy playing chess but am just getting back into playing. My eight year old recently beat me in chess so I felt I was too out of practice. I'm a CPA and own a small accounting practice. I am an entrepreneur and have enjoyed starting businesses and dreaming about the potential of current ventures.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ and want to be close to Him. I'm a Mormon because I've prayed to know my Savior better and feel that I've received answers to my prayers that this is His church. I'm also a Mormon because the teachings of the church and the scriptures help me to know Jesus Christ and help me have faith in Him. I'm a Mormon because I want everyone else to know Jesus Christ and have faith and trust Him. The church is the vehicle for everyone to come to believe in Jesus and I am happy to support this work in bringing everyone to Jesus Christ and joining with everyone in worshipping Him.
How I live my faith
My faith is in Jesus Christ and Him only. I try to live my life by thinking about what He would want me to do and then doing it. My Savior has given me such a beautiful family. My greatest responsibility to Him is to provide for and protect my precious wife and children. I live my faith by being the best husband and father I can be. One of the great things about the church is being able to serve each other. I am very lucky to be able to work closely with many great members of the church and to learn from and teach them. It is so great that we don't have paid clergy because some of my greatest learning experiences have come when I've had to share my thoughts about Jesus Christ or a principle of the gospel. I've grown so much by having opportunities to serve. My faith is strengthened weekly as I attend our worship service and partake of the sacrament and think about my Savior. My faith is strengthened as I pray and read the scriptures.