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Hi I'm Ryan

I grew up in Georgia. I love football, soccer, volleyball and snowboarding. I like to cook, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy playing almost any sport, but am not very good at basketball. I'm married and have a two year old son. I have an undergraduate degree in International Relations, and am currently looking at going back to school for an MBA. I like building things, running, spending time with my wife and kid, hanging out with friends, and playing the occasional video game.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with my parents being members of the church and relied for the most part on their testimonies when I was a kid. When I went off to college across the country I had to find out for myself if it was true. I did the same thing that we invite everyone to do that investigates the church. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed to gain my own witness of its truthfulness. I feel that I received an answer, and have since had other experiences that solidified my beliefs. I think one of the things I treasure most about the gospel is the doctrine of eternal families. When my wife and I were married, the ceremony said that we could be together "for time and all eternity" and not just "til death do us part." That's pretty important to me.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the head of a group of men generally between the ages of 18 and 45 or so. We meet every Sunday to discuss ways that we can be better husbands and fathers, opportunities for service, and principles of the gospel. We visit the families in the congregation, set up service projects and set up the occasional football or basketball game, too. I have served in this capacity for about 4 years and have come to consider these men as brothers. Before that I taught the 11-12 year old youth and helped with the 11 year old Boy Scout program.