Hi I'm Bruce
I'm a farm boy, an engineer, and a Mormon.
I grew up on a farm in Idaho as the third child out of nine kids. I served as a missionary in Germany. My college degrees are in mechanical engineering. Throughout my career I have worked in the aerospace industry. I have designed and built things that have orbited the earth and landed on Mars. In my free time, I am researching my ancestors to see what went on before me. I also enjoy being with my wife and three kids doing things together. Although this will change as my kids are finishing their college studies and heading out into the world. Finally, I sing in my church choir and in a two hundred member choir. This satisfies my desire to have beautiful music in my life.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up in a Mormon family with many generations of Mormons before me. Although I believed in Jesus Christ and enjoyed the great support from my fellow church members during my growing up years, I really solidified my commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ when I was nineteen years old. At that time, I decided to serve a mission and share the Gospel message full time. That decision sent me down a path full of joy and challenges. From that moment on, I have not worried about where I was headed. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me through all the good and bad times.
How I live my faith
My faith influences everything I do. In the church, I have led Boy Scouts to build confidence and help them overcome challenges. I have had leadership roles in congregations and counseled individuals and families. In my community, I run blood drives and help in emergency preparedness events.