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Hi I'm Brian

I'm a dad, a student, sports guy, and a mormon!

About Me

My family and I recently moved from Utah to Cleveland, Ohio. I currently am working on a law degree and my wife works in support of our veterans. We have three daughters. I try to be as active as possible. I love sports and played them all growing up. I am heavily engaged in martial arts and taught Okinawan style karate for six years before moving to Cleveland. However, I do believe in balance in all things and try to find perfection in intellectual activities as well. For a good part of my life I was a member of Toastmasters International and found a love for public speaking. I was fortunate enough to win several statewide speech contests and travel to western states and Vancouver for higher competitions. My family is my life and everything I do is for the sole purpose of providing my girls a bright future and a model of what kind of people they should grow up to be.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but like any strong member I had to find my own personal belief in its doctrines. In high school I had a very special experience at a funeral which strongly confirmed my beliefs. Upon a constant attitude of diligent study and continual questioning, I have found answers and knowledge which have firmed my convictions like concrete. Aside from the truthfulness of its doctrines, this church offers nothing but positivity for family relations and the ideals to live as upstanding, admirable people in this life.

How I live my faith

I am constantly striving to improve myself in every facet of my life and be in constant accord with God. Those efforts encompass a lot of personal behaviors which I try my best to always exude. In church, I have been called as the Sunday School teacher for the adult class Gospel Doctrine teacher. I have held the calling for almost four years now, three of those years back in Utah and now holding the same assignment here in Cleveland. Teaching adults is never easy and I have found that there is always someone who knows more than you. However, my objective each week is to present the doctrines and lessons in a perspective that most have never thought of before. All too often we go through life listening and learning without every thinking. The greatest way I live my faith is by challenging the adults in my class to question, think, and find their own personal convictions about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe that by thinking of the gospel in deep analysis our convictions become emboldened and much stronger than by simply blindly accepting what we hear.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

 We live normal, active, healthy lifestyles with an eye always toward a greater good for our life. We strive to live within our means and be self-reliant, thus teaching our children the value of work, preparation, and individual growth. Undoubtedly, if you saw a mormon on the street you may have no idea they are even a mormon. We are normal functioning, happy people with one critical difference we have more than a belief, but a conviction of an eternal perspective – and for that, you will never find a happier, more service oriented class of people. Show more Show less