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Hi I'm Steve

I grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, and I love anything to do with the mountains and outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have 10 awesome kids. We love doing lots of things together, including camping, hiking, biking and making music. My wife is a talented violinist and each of our kids have been taught and developed a love of and passion for music, and we love to play together. Amongst our kids are cellists, violinists, violists, and pianists. I have 2 kids in college, but much of the family is still at home. I have one son who is venturing to Thailand as a missionary, and has already gained a great love for that people through his service. My favorite thing is mountain biking with the more ambitious of the kids, and otherwise just spending time together as a family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the Church, but as I grew and learned about Jesus Christ and His love for me, I gained a conviction of the truth of His gospel and church for myself. The cool thing about the gospel is that the more one searches and seeks to know, the more the Spirit testifies to the truth of true things. This is how I chose for myself my association with the Church. I have always loved the fact that Heavenly Father allows us to know for ourself through the witness of the Holy Ghost what is true, even little things every day in life. When I became old enough, I traveled to South Africa and served as a missionary there for 2 years coming to love those people during that rewarding experience. I love the gospel of Christ and am truly blessed for it, both as an individual and as a family in so many ways.

How I live my faith

I love spending time with youth and I get to be one of the leaders who teaches young men in church. I also spend time as the assistant Scoutmaster in our area, where I can take the boys out of the routine life and help them experience and do difficult and fun things in the wild. It is rewarding to see young men grow in a positive way, prepare for their future, become a positive influence in society, and learn to rely on the Lord in the process.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

The proper family structure and function is an important way, I believe, that we can better comprehend the plan Heavenly Father has for us being here on Earth, as well as make us able to achieve the culmination of that plan. We aren't here by accident, and the family is a huge part of why we're here. Show more Show less