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Hi I'm Bruce

I'm a husband, father, grandfather, businessman, Boy Scout enthusiast, attorney, aging amateur athlete and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an attorney and currently employed as the general manager of a medium size construction company. I have spent most of my career working in management for small to mid-sized companies. I am married to the girl of my dreams. We have 6 daughters, 2 daughters-in-law, 3 sons, 5 son-in-laws and 16 grandchildren. My family has always been the most important thing in my life. I grew up in a home with 3 brothers and 4 sisters and we always enjoyed being with each other and doing things together. My parents have always been a great example to me of how to be a good parent. I love being a father and grandfather. Now that our children our grown, we miss the opportunity to interact with them on a daily basis and love it when we can get together. There is no greater happiness for me then that which I derive from being with our children and grandchildren and seeing them be happy and successful. I enjoy almost every kind of sport imaginable. I have spent a number of years coaching, officiating or just helping out with youth sports. I prefer to actively participate to spectate but as I get older, participating becomes less of an option so I enjoy watching my children and grandchildren play sports. I have been involved with the Boy Scout organization most of my life and still enjoy interacting with young men, helping them accomplish their goals and become the best that they can be. I also enjoy camping, hiking and Dutch oven cooking.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an active LDS home. My parents and grandparents were always actively involved in the church so it was natural for me to do likewise. I had the opportunity to serve a mission for the church when I was 19 and it wasn't until then that I began to question my membership in the church. I began to wonder if I really knew for myself or if I just lived the life of a Mormon because that was all I had ever known. I had read the Book of Mormon by myself and with my family several times but while a missionary, I read and studied it more earnestly than I had ever done before. I spent long hours on my knees, petitioning the Lord to know whether the Book of Mormon was true. After a lengthy period of time during which I read, studied and pondered it and prayed about it, I sought the Lord in humble prayer. I finally received a spiritual witness of its truthfulness and of the divine mission of the Prophet Joseph Smith. I gained a witness for myself that Jesus Christ truly is my Savior, that he died for me and that the Book of Mormon is another testament of Him and of his gospel.

How I live my faith

One day at a time. Life is challenging and I find that I need to take time every day to pray, to ponder, to read the scriptures and to study the teachings of modern day prophets and apostles. I have been blessed throughout my life to be surrounded by wonderful family members, friends and leaders who have supported me and set great examples for me. Much of my church service has been spent working with and teaching the youth. In my current calling as bishop of our ward, I have the privilege of interacting with all the members and seeing miracles take place every day in the lives of individuals because of the love and concern of so many wonderful people and because they have chosen to strive to live their lives in harmony with the teachings of the Savior.