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Hi I'm Tom

I am a father, a brother, a son, an attorney, a sports fan, a St. Louisan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up and went to Catholic grade school and high school. In college I was active in the Newman Association, but something was missing. As I went to law school in the evenings the feeling that something was missing became more pronounced. I met my wife Alison in law school and began going to Church with her. The more I attended Church, the more whole I felt. I eventually joined the Church and have been happy ever since. Having grown up in St. Louis, I am a life-long Cardinals fan and baseball fan. I also subscribe to the long-time St. Louis tradition of asking people what high school they went to.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many reasons, but the most important one is the way members are encouraged (and do) live the Gospel. Since joining the Church in 2004, I have been continually impressed by members service to one another as well as others who are not of our faith. Living the principles that Jesus Christ taught helps me come closer to him and my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to serve others. I do my best to engage in some spiritual activity every day by reading my scriptures, writing in my journal, saying personal and family prayers and spending time with my family. In addition, I try to have my faith influence my actions both personally and professionally. In my professional life, I am an attorney. I do my best to let the principles of honesty, integrity, and concern for others influence how I practice law. This allows me to enjoy what I do and keep in mind the eternal principles that are most important.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I do believe that there is a prophet alive today. This was a concept that I struggled with when I was investigating the Church because I was skeptical of ancient prophets, much less a living prophet. As I worked with the Bishop and Stake President (local Church leaders), I began to see that they could receive revelations for my benefit as well as other Church members for whom they have responsibility. Seeing God's power through these good men that I came to know personally helped me realize that our Heavenly Father directs his Church through modern day prophets. Show more Show less

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Yes, a husband and wife can be together forever. When I was investigating the Church, this was one of the principles that I liked the most. I believe that my wife and I have been sealed together for time and all eternity through the authority of the Priesthood. This is the same Priesthood that has existed throughout time. I further believe that by being married in the Temple that our children are sealed to us as well. Show more Show less