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Hi I'm Steve

I grew up in Idaho and became a Police Chief. I love to swim, dive, and climb mountains. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my best friend and together, we've raised seven awesome children. We do everything together including climbing, swimming, diving, and traveling to cool places. I have a dragon-slaying sense of right and wrong and I love to make a difference, which has lead me to a career in law enforcement culminating in becoming Chief of Police of a medium sized agency. Along the way, I earned an MBA and wrote two novels. I love to learn and study new things, especially science, history, and geopolitics. I recently retired, spending 5 months teaching English in Brazil. Now, we're on our way to work with the people of Samoa.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe it. Things of God may seem unknowable, leading one to logically conclude that either God does not exist or it is pointless to try to discover his existence. But I’ve found that I can know of his existence and I can gain that knowledge unfiltered by human dogma. I've read and studied the Book of Mormon many times. It contains the truth. I feel it deep inside, a feeling that isn't just a manifestation of emotion or of hope, but something much deeper. I love the fact that we have a prophet that leads us today, but I also know I’m not expected to follow him blindly, but that God will confirm to me that he speaks the truth. I'm truly happy when I follow Christ. There are many distractions in the world, but I've found that the more I follow Christ, the more happiness I find. The gospel has been an incredible source of peace and happiness to me.

How I live my faith

Living my faith has involved church activity serving the youth and working in leadership positions. But more importantly, it involves being a better father and husband. I remember one time asking my daughters what I could do to become a better father. Without hesitation, they replied in unison, "Patience!" I took that to heart. Even though I still have a ways to go, the gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me improve. In my professional life, I always tried to maintain the highest standards of integrity. Over time, I learned to check my own ego and share power. This became easier as I tried to follow Christ's example and develop a genuine love for others and a desire to lift and inspire. On my desk is a replica of a "Knight in Shinning Armor." I love to come to the rescue and I get deep satisfaction when I know I'm making a difference.