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Hi I'm Steve

I joined the Church in college. I am a husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy kids, reading, boardgames, software development, teaching, and the outdoors. I am married with nine kids, from elementary school to early thirties, with three married children and five grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I first started learning about the Church when I was dating an LDS girl at Georgia Tech. We actually met while lab partners in a 6-hour organic chemistry lab, so I tell people it was chemistry at the first sight! After we had dated for a while, I ended up changing majors and transferring to UNC Chapel Hill, closer to my home in North Carolina. Once I got home, I called up the local missionaries to learn more about her faith and to see if it was right for me. Six weeks later, after studying the scriptures and the message of the missionaries, and fasting and praying myself, I received a witness from the Holy Spirit that what I was being taught was true. Having that conviction of faith, I called her up and asked if she would like to come to my baptism. A year and a half later, we were married and sealed for time and eternity in the Washington DC temple. As we have grown together, each serving in various service, teaching, and leadership capacities, I have seen how the scriptures and the teachings of Jesus Christ have blessed the lives of all those who will follow His example; that God, our Heavenly Father, loves all His children; and that the plan of salvation made possible by the Atonement of His perfect Son provides a way that we can be made clean and return to His presence.

How I live my faith

I recently served as the bishop of our ward (local congregation), and one the best parts of that assignment is that I get to spend lots of time with other kids in our congregation in addition to my own children. It is gratifying to see them developing confidence in their abilities and capabilities, and increasing in their knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.