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Hi I'm Steve Nelson

I'm a practicing dentist, a daddy, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm happily married and have two young girls. While working as a dentist in an under-served community dental clinic my wife splits her time between being a stay-at-home mom and working as a registered nurse caring for the elderly. My family and I have found enjoyment being involved in humanitarian aid in South Africa, Ecuador, Chile, Mexico, and even locally. If I'm not participating in triathlons or outreach programs, my life is pretty involved with my family. With the way the world seems to be going, it only emphasizes that the family should be of great importance.

Why I am a Mormon

It's a lifestyle that gives me a solid foundation that let's me know who I am, where I came from, and what I can look forward to. There's purpose in my life leaving little room for doubt.

How I live my faith

Even during dental school I had been asked to be a Scout Master. As if life wasn't busy enough: Once a week we'd plan activities like camping, cycling, hiking, service, etc. What this responsibility to these boys taught me is that we all need balance in our lifes. We can't be unidimensional. The more we branch out even if we feel we don't have time for things, we learn that we're needed in so many capacities. It still is amazing that the more we give, the more we actually get back in return.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Steve Nelson
Perhaps the reason for this myth is because the church in the past hadn't publicly tooted its own horn. One immediate example is the Helping Hands project where every LDS church congregation in California on a given day this summer participated in service projects within their same community as dictated by the needs of their local governments. Show more Show less