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Hi I'm Wayne.

I grew up in Nevada. I majored in music, love biking and have spent my life's career as a programmer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a programmer, which means I design and build custom solutions for fortune 500 corporations and integrate enterprise applications. I've programmed operational software for trucking, telecom, financial, products, government and insurance with languages like C, C++, Smalltalk, Java and JavaScript. Most recently my passion has been cloud application development. There's nothing quite like solving problems and then participating with a team to design and implement the solution. Although programming is my avocation I was a music major and still play piano, organ and a little trombone and tuba. I love all kinds of music, jazz, orchestral, and great choirs. I have the fondest memories of Christmas caroling with the family and close friends and its been great fun accompanying my children on their instruments or singing. Often times music draws me closer to my Heavenly Father than any other activity. I love to bike and for the last 17 years my wife and I have shared many miles on our tandem averaging about 1400 miles a year. Although I'd never be confused with Lance Armstrong, some of my greatest memories are mountain and road biking with my sons and brothers. Whether its the back roads of Wisconsin, the country roads outside of Seattle or the American River Parkway, we love to ride. I was just recently released as a Bishop in the church, the father of five with three married sons and seven grand children.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Latter Day Saint, served a mission, married a wonderful woman that I've been married to for 35 years and love everything about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the Book of Mormon and its witness of Christ's love for all men. I love the feelings that come from listening and following the counsel of a living prophet. I love reading and studying the scriptures that testify of Christ. I love what the gospel has done for our family and the bonds of love that making and keeping sacred covenants provide. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world and my personal Savior and I appreciate so much the opportunity of serving in the church.

How I live my faith

I was recently released as the Bishop in my ward and am now our ward organist and Sunday School teacher (Gospel Doctrine teacher). I was overwhelmed when I was extended the call to serve as Bishop but gained so much love for the members of my ward and for the immeasurable service and devotion the members show to each other. It is an extension of family and truly when one suffers we all suffer and when one rejoices we all rejoice. We've had our funerals, weddings, missionary send offs, divorces, and trials that come with raising families. We've been blessed with so many opportunities to serve in the community through Mormon Helping Hands, youth service projects, helping and caring for the poor and needy and much more. It is difficult to express the bonds of love shared by a ward family where so many strive to follow the admonition to mourn with those that mourn, to comfort those that stand in need of comfort and to be willing to stand as a witness of God in all things. I don't know how families survive today without the strength of the gospel family that support you with friendship, activities and so many shared service projects.

In whom should we have faith?

We should have faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for He is the only name under Heaven whereby salvation comes. I find great comfort in his words where He says, "Learn of me, and listen to my words walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me. I am Jesus Christ I came by the will of the Father, and I do his will". Learning of Him truly helps make our yokes easy and our burdens light. Show more Show less