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Hi I'm Dan

I'm a father of 5. I'm an attorney. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I wear a suit five or six days a week, I love putting on comfortable clothes that take me biking, hiking or to the gym. My wife and I love our 5 children and their varied interests. We love to travel far or near. My wife has taught me to love Broadway musicals and the occasional slow moving film, but I am just as happy to watch college football.

Why I am a Mormon

Mormonism came to my family in two different centuries. My father's ancestors were introduced to missionaries in the 1830's and were traditional Mormon pioneers who crossed the Great Plains to settle in the west. My mother, on the other hand, converted to Mormonism just before marrying my father. I treasure both perspectives and found that as I became a young adult and made life choices without direct parental influence, I could draw not only on heritage but also on an example of clear personal choice. Life can be hard. The world can be confusing. We can direct our energy in so many different ways in education, careers and lifestyles. My Mormon faith gives me great purpose as an individual, as a husband, as a father and as a member of a local and world community. I know every day why I wake up, go to work and try to make the world a better place. My faith is deeply centered in Jesus Christ and his example of selfless service. My hope is for my family, friends and others to have immediate and lasting peace in their lives that comes only through the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Living my faith starts at home. It involves a personal study of the Bible and other scripture. Daily personal prayer to gain direction and strength is at the center of Christian worship and discipleship. Our family prays together morning and night. We see God's love in the answers to our prayers--even when they are answered differently from how we would have chosen. I have the privilege of visiting families each month in our local congregation who have become our dear friends. We watch over and care for them and support them. Our Church has no paid ministers or clergy. I presently have the privilege of presiding over 10 congregations. I travel and meet the members of the congregations, give talks and support programs for children, youth and young adults. When I am not serving in this wonderful Church assignment or spending time with my family, I spend my time as a practicing litigation attorney. I defend lawsuits against professionals, business owners and individuals. I serve on the local board and National Council of the Federal Bar Association. My hope is to bring fairness and professionalism to the practice of law and to those involved in the legal system through my personal religious convictions. I have a deep respect for our Founding Fathers, many of whom were lawyers, and their contributions to establishing the rule of law and religious freedom in America.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Mormon Church services are very similar to other Christan services. We take the sacramental bread and water in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice. We pray. We sing hymns. We also hear brief talks or sermons from young people, members of the congregation or Church leaders. The service lasts about an hour and is always spiritually uplifting. Visitors are always welcome. Show more Show less