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Hi I'm Greg Neher

I am proud to be a 7th generation Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Sunnyvale, CA and currently live in AZ. I served a mission for the Church in the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission and met my wife while going to college at Brigham Young University (BYU). Since she had grown up in Argentina, we immediately had a lot in common. Today we have four children and still speak Spanish in the home. I love sports, the outdoors and spending time with my family. Some of the activities that we enjoy are camping, fishing, shooting and traveling. I have an MBA and much of my career has been in international business which has taken me to most of the countries in Latin America. Currently I work as as Assistant VP in Real Estate Marketing for a large international bank.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a 7th generation member of the church. The earliest convert to the church in my family was baptized in England during the early days of missionary work in that country. I also have other ancestors who were early converts to the church in England, Wales, Norway, Sweden and South Africa who all later immigrated to the United States. I feel very blessed to have many pioneer ancestors who were part of important events in the early years of the church, such as establishing Nauvoo, IL, participating in the Mormon Battalion and surviving the ill-fated Martin and Willie Handcart Company. One ancestor was forced from his home in Nauvoo in 1846 and then lost his wife and six children while crossing the plains to Salt Lake City. Despite his hardships, this man never lost his faith! The stories of my ancestors, and those of my parents and grandparents have inspired me all of my life to strive to live up to their examples of faith and courage. While growing up, my religion was always a minority among my peers and as such I had to endure quite a bit of ridicule and criticism. This caused me to look deep within my heart and mind to understand my faith. This time of trial and testing proved to be a source of great comfort as I was able to find out for myself about the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. This knowledge came after much study and prayer and led me to have a desire to serve a mission. I was called to serve in the Argentina Buenos Aires North Mission in 1986 and it proved to be one of the most important and gratifying experiences of my life. To see the joy that the gospel brought to those we taught still brings peace and comfort to my life. Following my mission, I returned to college and eventually found my wife and started a family. Learning to live the gospel in our home has brought me continued happiness and satisfaction. I know that the principles that Jesus Christ taught us are the source of true peace and joy in this life.

How I live my faith

Faith is one of the foundational principles in my life. I try to live my faith every day by doing the small and simple things such as praying, reading my scriptures and finding opportunities for service. Since our world moves at a very quick pace, I find that it is important for me to find time to meditate and ponder spiritual things. It is one of the ways that I find peace. An interesting way that I like to apply my faith is by reading about the current events facing our world and nation. Scriptures teach us that history has a way of repeating itself among societies and I always find myself contemplating how the principles of the gospel apply to the challenges of our modern day way of life. During my married life I have served as a bishop on two occasions in my local congregation. Since we do not have a paid ministry, I had to give of my time to serve others while also working full-time in my profession. These were times of sacrifice for me and my family, but also some of the greatest years of my life. I have literally seen miracles take place as members apply their faith and effort to living the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Serving in the church is a life-long commitment that has brought me many blessings.