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Hi I'm Wes

I'm a father, an actuary, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a horse ranch in the southwest of the US. I have been a computer and math geek since birth, and I really enjoy to mountain bike, dirt bike, snowboard, play any sport, and of course spend as much time as I can with my beautiful family. I met the love of my life at college, and now we have four amazing little girls as well. I work as a regulatory actuary.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were born Mormon, so I was baptized into the Mormon church when I was 8 years old. Now it seems pretty young to be deciding for myself if I wanted to become a Mormon, that the the standard age to be baptized. At least I was not baptized soon after birth, which is condemned in the Book of Mormon! Now that I have children of my own, I have a desire to ensure I start them on the best path of faith. This has lead me to spend hundreds of hours trying to learn with certainty if the Mormon church is that path or not. Unfortunately, little in this life can be known with certainty, so I am trying my best to teach my children the best I can. I am thankful for my Mormon heritage which has taught me many valuable life lessons.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by following the lessons taught by Jesus in the scriptures. In the Mormon church, only the top church leaders receive living stipends, similar to paid clergy in other churches. Locally, members take turns teaching the classes, giving sermons, and watching over the well-being of the other members. It takes a lot of time away from the family, but that is what the church requires.