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Hi I'm Greg

I work at a college, am a father of two, and am politically active in my city. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Midwest U.S., but have lived on the East Coast for the past seven years. I've been married for almost a dozen years, and have two wonderful boys who help keep my hands full. I work at a college, and am active in trying to do good service in my community.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in graduate school, I came to a realization that I had no idea what I was doing with my life. I didn't know what I wanted to be, to do, or even how to best live my life. I felt strongly that there had to be a purpose to it all. I had grown up a Lutheran, but hadn't really been active in any church during my college or graduate school years. But I felt at that time, I needed to pray for direction in my life. I was humbled, uncertain, and wanted to know if my Father in Heaven had a plan for me. As it turns out, he does. My prayer was not answered right away, but it didn't take a long time either. I was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in a couple of different ways. One major way was a fellow graduate student from whom I learned some of the basics about the Church and what they believe. I met with the missionaries and members of the Church to learn more, and it did not take me long to figure out that this was the direction that my Heavenly Father wanted me to take. I am grateful to be on this path, and grateful for the blessings it gives me in my daily life. I am a much happier person for faithfully following the plan my Heavenly Father has for me.

How I live my faith

I love the chance that I have to serve others though my church. Most recently, I was a teacher in our Sunday School program, which gave me the opportunity to really dig into and better understand both the Old and New Testament. Prior to that, I served as a leader of the priesthood group, which included all men age 18 and above for our congregation. I was fortunate enough to serve with many in this calling, helping to organize service projects (like moving members in and out of their homes), and also help to watch over congregation members and give aid in any way I could. The most important way I live my faith is in my family. It is by being a good example to my children that I can make the most profound differences while here on Earth. By following the commandments of God, serving others, and following the example of Christ, my sons will have the best father that I can be for them.