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Hi I'm Devin

All of my ancestors in the mid-1800's were Mormons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of one exceptional son and have been happily married to his mother for more than 22 years. I am also a corporate executive--Chief Financial Officer--for a multinational business. I travel all around the world and love getting to know people from different cultures and backgrounds. We all have so much to learn from one another!

Why I am a Mormon

I revere my Mormon ancestors but I am not a Mormon for them. I am an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I love my Savior and the Holy Ghost has witnessed to me that this is where my Heavenly Father wants me to be. The prophet Alma in the Book of Mormon asks if you "have felt to sing the song of redeeming love?" and then if so, "can you feel so now?" As a life long member, this rhetorical questioning resonates with me for I "have felt to sing the song of redeeming love" and I "feel so now." I know that Christ died for you and me both to fulfill the responsibility given Him by our Heavenly Father to be our Savior and Redeemer. As the Apostle John notes, "We love Him because he first loved us."

How I live my faith

Having served in the Church in a variety of roles, including as a nursery leader, an assistant scout master, youth advisor and instructor, for the last seven years I have served in a leadership role helping to guide the leaders of seven local congregations. This has given me the opportunity to get to know hundreds of devoted members who selflessly give of their time and talents to bless the lives of others both in and out of the Church. As a lay leader, it is humbling to measure my contributions against those of the many, many faithful in our flocks.

Are Mormons Christians?

Devin
Yes, Mormons are Christians. Many well-meaning and thoughtful individuals who've studied the doctrines of our faith have concluded otherwise, not because we don't believe in the biblical Jesus Christ, but because we don't believe all of the same doctrines of traditional Christianity. Most notably, we do not believe in the Holy Trinity as three incorporal beings in one, rather we worship the Jesus Christ whose life was recorded in the New Testament and whose life and atonement was foretold in the Old Testament. The Savior was announced by His Father at his baptism, was resurrected and witnessed as having a body and eating afterward. Certainly, if He has a body, his Father--our Father in Heaven--must also. Ultimately, we know this is so because Joseph Smith saw them both. Show more Show less