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Hi I'm Chris.

Played soccer in college. Dentist. Father of 5. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I own a dental practice in our hometown. I have a wonderful wife and 5 kidos. 3 boys, a little girl who we adopted as a newborn, and another little girl who we recently adopted from China. I love scuba diving, soccer, woodworking, sprint triathlons, mountain biking and clean jokes.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy! From the time I was a boy I was taught the gospel but I have "stuck with it" because I have tried to live Christ centered principles myself and found they are true. I have seen people close to me become so miserable looking for happiness in other places. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints teaches me and my family what we should do to be happy and challenges us to live what we know to be right.

How I live my faith

I live my faith with my family by having daily scripture reading and prayer. We set aside each Monday night to talk about something important and to play games, eat treats etc. Everyone takes turns in the planning and directing. I live my faith day to day by smiling, serving and being honest with others.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

We don’t believe we have the market cornered on good people or people in need. We are taught to follow the example of Christ by serving everyone in need regardless of their beliefs. Some of my best experiences have been helping complete strangers. I regularly donate dental services at a dental clinic in my town and love my interactions with those wonderful people who receive the work so gratefully. After hurricane Katrina, a group of men and youth from our church went down to Mississippi to help gut out waterlogged homes, clean up debris, clear downed trees etc. It was a humbling and bonding experience to serve there. I just got back from a trip to Peru with my 8 year old. We went down with a non-church affiliated humanitarian aid group to help with construction, reforestation efforts and to provide free dental work. Show more Show less