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Hi I'm Chad

I'm still adjusting to "50" but I love being a father and a grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Idaho and have lived in various parts of the western US most of my life. I enjoy camping and hiking and exploring new areas. I have a Bachelors degree in Physics and a Masters in Education, but I make my living as a computer programmer / web developer. I met and married my wife of twenty-seven years while attending college. We have seven children and five grandchildren. My family is my greatest source of joy and satisfaction.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family with deep roots in the church. Some of my ancestors lived in Nauvoo in the early days of the church and made the trek to Utah with other members of the church. Continuing that tradition in my own life has been a great source of joy and satisfaction. As I've grown older, I've seen more and more the wisdom of the church's teachings on morality, dating, health, and nurturing families. I've read the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures many times through the years and they've helped me understand the Saviour's example and feel His love as I've faced challenges and worked to build a strong family. I've seen many blessings in my life through following the counsel of living prophets, and know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is a sure foundation for building a happy life.

How I live my faith

For the last five years, I've served as Bishop of our local ward. Like most other callings in the church, I didn't ask for or volunteer for this position. Instead, the Stake President, who presides over all wards in a geographical area, prayed about who should serve as bishop of our ward at this time and felt inspired to nominate me to serve in this capacity. I've enjoyed getting to know and work with the members in our ward. The most satisfying part of my service has been counseling with members who are discouraged or are weighed down by sin, and helping them understand the matchless gift of Jesus Christ's life and atonement.