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Hi I'm Mark Clement

I am a scientist. I love learning. I care about my children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I currently work as a professor in computer science. I guess I approach most things from a scientific perspective. My wife is probably annoyed when I rearrange the dishwasher to optimize dish capacity. I ride my bike to work and love to hike nearby mountains. I have 9 children that really keep me busy. I love being a dad.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the church when I was born, so I guess I have always been immersed in the church. At one point, while in graduate school, a fellow student told me that she couldnt believe in God because religion was the cause of all human misery. I guess this made me stop and think about what I really believed. How did I know that there was a God. I really feel that all of my successes as a scientist have come through a Heavenly Father that I have a real relationship with. It is possible that at some point in the future, we will learn that everything we know about gravity or some other scientific concept is wrong. My knowledge of God and my relationship with him is more certain to me than any scientific principle. I have proved it again and again as I have felt His love and promptings as I have made decisions in my life. I feel He is my dearest friend and confidant.

How I live my faith

I serve on the community council for my children's High school. It takes a lot of time that I feel could be used to advance my career. Last year we completed an addition to the High School that took 5 years to design and complete. I asked my daughter if it made a difference to students in the school. She said that it made her feel proud of her school and like the community cared about her. I feel like making students feel good about themselves may be more significant than anything else I do.

What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe?

Mark Clement
I believe in a Heavenly Father that loves each of His children so much that he has an interest in each of their lives. The church is here to allow us to help each other and to respond to our Fathers love by taking care of each other. Show more Show less