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Hi I'm Randy

I'm the Bishop of the Beaverton Ward in Oregon. I love the Lord and am amazed at His love for all his children.

About Me

I've been a life-long scouter and love working with the young men and women of the Church. I'm a complete band and dance geek. I love marching band competitions, drum corp, winter guard and dance/drill competitions. I love having youth from our Ward participating in those activities because I can use it as an excuse to come and see them perform. I'm also a pretty excellent Dutch Oven Chef, if I do say so myself. I guess one of the talents I've developed is to be able to cook for large groups, like 50 to 250. I really think it's cool when you say breakfast is going to be ready at 8:00 and at exactly 8:00 to put out the last of the perfectly cooked scrambled eggs and cheese.

Why I am a Mormon

Like Nephi of old, I to was born of goodly parents. They were members of the Church and saw to it that I was raised in the Church and had all the opportunities to serve, learn and grow in the gospel. My dad taught me the value of service and doing your duty. Although he had heart problems, he was called to keep track of everyone's hours that would work on our Ward's shift at the church farm. That meant that we had to arrive first and we were the last to leave. I'm sure I must have complained, but I also learned that you do your duty without a fuss. Thanks dad!

How I live my faith

I have a deep belief that I have taken upon myself the name of Christ. As such, I try to truly live by the teaching of Christ and follow his example. I want others to know that I am a Christian, and even those that don't think I am will see by my actions and deeds that yes... I am a Christian and follower of Jesus Christ. For years and years I have been involved in organizing major events for the Church in our area. We regularly held a Valentine Dance for the adults of our Church in Beaverton and had upwards of 750+ people in attendance throughout the night. It was truly satisfying to her the ewes and awes as people walked into the gym and seeing it transformed into something wonderful and enchanting. Now I work more closely in my Ward or congregation. It's a different kind of service, but I love it still the same. Throughout the school years of my three children, whatever they were in, we were in. If they were in dance, then we volunteered and supported them 100%. If they were in band, then we volunteered and helped out every way we could. And when it came time for big trips to California, of course we were the first to volunteer to be parent chaperons. There was no question about it. We wanted to support and be with our kids. We gave them their space to hang and chill with friends, but they always knew that mom and dad would be there for them. I think volunteering in the community and school demonstrated more than anything the kind of person I am. If I could do it, I would. Even if it meant figuring out how to push and 50 gal. water barrel in the Portland Rose Festival parade so that all the band and guard members could keep hydrated on a 100 plus degree parade day. Our friends that are not members of the Church would often comment on all that we volunteered to do. To us... that's just what you do.