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Hi I'm Caleb

I'm an Idaho boy. I coach vocational skills to help people find lasting employment. I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I married my best friend. She is so beautiful! Together, we have 4 wonderful children--2 boys and 2 girls. I work as a Job Coach/Trainer in a non-profit church-directed vocational training program. I don't make a lot of money, but I absolutely love my job. I get to see miracles every day as lives change for the better. My family and I love making music together. We sing around the piano, and sometimes we perform for community and church events or assisted living facilities. We also love spending time together in the outdoors. In my spare time, I'm trying to write a novel that centers around the healing power of Jesus Christ. I'm also a biker. I love riding my motorcycle, especially with my sweetheart behind me. My life is far from ideal, and I'm far from perfect, but overall I'm happy. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in the Mormon faith, I had to decide my personal path. When I was younger, I fell in with a group of friends that weren't the greatest of influences. In fact, we got into a lot of trouble together. These friends were all Mormons, but none of us were living the way we knew we should. The summer I turned 13 changed everything. My parents moved to a different town, and I saw it as an opportunity for a new beginning. I chose my friends much more wisely then. Most were Mormons, though not all. But everyone witnessed of Christ and they built each other up. We did everything together. We all shared a love of music, and we played Jazz together all over the valley. We even traveled to other states to play. I learned from this group of outstanding people that I had worth and that I had something to offer the world. I cleaned up my act and began focusing on the most important things. I look back on my two groups of friends. The first group---the ones I got into trouble with--have all gone on to live lives of heartache. They've been in and out of prison, had multiple relationships that didn't last, and pay child support to children they barely know. The other group--the ones that built me up and motivated me to be my best--are all successful and happy. They have lasting marriages, accomplished children, and rewarding jobs. We've all stayed good friends to this day. One of that group was an exceptionally beautiful, talented, smart young lady. After I returned from a 2-year mission for the church, I fell in love with her. We were married in 1999. She continues to motivate me to be a better man. I've learned that it isn't enough to BECOME a Mormon, it's important to BE a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I lead a group of more than 100 men, called a priesthood quorum. I organize sports and social events, Sunday lessons and service projects. The most important work I do centers on strengthening families. I encourage my brothers to live their faith by being better husbands, fathers, and neighbors. This ministry is a lot of work. I didn't ask for it. I don't get paid for it. But I was happy to accept the call, knowing that I could make a difference. I feel so inadequate at times, but then I remember that the Lord uses the weak to accomplish His purposes, and I can do anything with His help. Most of that help comes in the form of other people. I work closely with other local leaders-especially the bishop and the leader of the women's group. I have amazing men who help me lead. Most important, the work is organized into partnerships of 2 men who watch over 2-4 families each. They do such a wonderful job of taking care of my neighbors, that I really don't have to worry. In addition to my leadership duties, I love helping others find jobs. My neighbors often come to me for job search coaching. I teach them how to write effective resumes, how to network, and how to prepare for interviews.