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Hi I'm Mark

I grew up in Southern California and practice law in San Diego. Family means everything to me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of six, grandpa to eleven, and husband to Kathy going on 35 years. I am a civil trial attorney. I love to camp, hike, backpack and fish. I cheer for the San Diego Padres and the BYU Cougars. Most of all I like vacation and play time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the faith by my parents. At age 18 I wanted to know for myself if Joseph Smith really was called of God to establish this Church. So I first read the New Testament and then the Book of Mormon. I gained a spiritual witness that the Book of Mormon was truly another testament of Christ and holy scripture. Living the religion brings deep happiness to me and my family.

How I live my faith

I love working with youth because they respond well to caring guidance from good role models, which I strive to be. I have coached soccer and little league teams, and I have worked as a volunteer leader of the 12-18 year old youth in the Church. Some of my most cherished experiences are climbing Mt. Whitney and sitting around a campfire in the wilderness with the teenaged boys and girls and hearing them share their deepest feelings about life, faith, and their Savior Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormon missionaries proselyte?

Most of us have negative feelings about door to door solicitors. But these young missionaries do what they do, enduring a ton of rejection, because they know that they are messengers offering a priceless gift--greater knowledge about Father in Heaven and his son Jesus Christ, and the way for families to be together forever. Christ gave Peter the power to bind on earth and have it be bound in heaven. That power was later lost for centuries but has been restored to the earth and now binds families together for eternity in Temples, such as the one along Interstate 5 in San Diego. Show more Show less