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Hi I'm Casey

I'm a landscape architect raising 5 rambunctious children with my beautiful wife in the midwest and i'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm recently moved to this beautiful midwest city after recently completing grad school at Harvard's Graduate School of Design where I was put through the ringer as I struggled to earn a master's degree in Landscape Architecture. My wife and I have been married for 12 years now and have 5 beautiful children who daily challenge our physical prowess, mental acuity and spiritual patience. I love to spend time with my family. Fathering is my hobby, though if you asked my kids, they'd tell you it's actually "Working us to death!" Not true. I have tried many times, and despite my best efforts, they have still managed to recuperate after "tortuous" leaf raking episodes or "disgusting" toilet bowl cleanings. I love being a father and a husband. Nothing gives me more joy than seeing my wife's face after I jump out of the closet i've been hiding in for 30 minutes just to give her a good laugh. Although, come to think of it, the laughing seems to sound more like high pitched screaming and is often accompanied by flailing fists in my general direction, but I know it just means she loves me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, but like everyone who is a member of this wonderful church, I had to learn for myself whether the things my parents taught me were true or not. When I was 18 years old, I was working as a landscaper during a brief summer visit home from college. Every afternoon i'd come home, covered in sweat and soil, exhausted from the day's labors of moving stones and planting trees. I had always believed that the things my parent's had taught me about God, the Prophet Joseph Smith, and the Book of Mormon were true, but I realized that, I needed to know for myself. I grabbed my Book of Mormon and began to voraciously devour the book. Each evening I would come home and begin to read where I had left off the night before and though I was exhausted, I felt strangely calm, peaceful, even energetic as I would read the stories of ancient American prophets. It felt good. I felt a glow within, a peace and love I had never quite experienced before and I knew that what I was reading was true and came straight from God. I couldn't put it down. I read each evening and finally upon finishing, I realized that not only did I now know that the Book of Mormon was true, but that Joseph Smith was indeed called of God to translate the book. I prayed to God for confirmation that what I was feeling about the Book of Mormon was true and he answered me with warmth and calm that I later recognized as the comforting presence of the Holy Ghost. Knowing these things to be true, I can not deny them, and the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ are found in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. He loves us, his children, and wants all of us to be happy and to follow his son Jesus Christ and I invite you to do as I did. Find out for yourself whether the Book of Mormon is true and whether Jospeh Smith was a prophet of God, and that when you ask God with sincerity and faith, he will tell you the truth of these matters. You will find happiness in following God. I promise it.

How I live my faith

I love to spend my time visiting with friends and families in the church over whom i've been given stewardship to make sure that their needs both spritually and temporally, are being met. As a member of our church, you are called on quite often to serve others, sometimes at at moment's notice. Those experiences tend to bring me closer to my God as I serve his children, even if it means on a muggy july afternoon, i'm lugging someone's piano up two flights of steps to their new home.