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Hi I'm Dave.

I'm a dad. I love fly fishing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family is mostly grown now and having children (six and counting!) of their own. I'm an IT director and have business associates and friends all over the world in my work with a Fortune 100 company. I have grown to appreciate the great diversity in customs, languages and beliefs, as well as those things that are common -- smiles, respect, courtesy and saying "thank you."

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised by parents who are members of the Church, who taught me and set an example. But I had to know for myself, so I put what they taught me to the test -- not always in productive ways, however. But I've learned by my own experiences and by observing others over the course of many years, that the gospel and the Church enrich my life so much more than without them. Church activity has taught me to be confident speaking to groups. As a lay leader, I have developed management and other skills that benefit me in my professional life. I have been taught how to be a good parent. I have had regular opportunities to serve others, which has greatly blessed my life. And I have a ready-made network of friends wherever I go in the world.

How I live my faith

I have responsibility in the Church for more than 250 young men and women between the ages of 12 and 18. I help to organize youth conferences, dances, Scouting events and other activities that give our young people opportunities to learn, to develop their own faith and character, and to serve. I serve in the local Boy Scouts of America district. While I currently have a significant leadership responsibility, I have also taught classes of children and adults, accompanied choirs on the piano, given talks in church meetings and participated in community service projects organized by the Church.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

We believe that everyone, regardless of the kind of life they live, will live again through resurrection just as Jesus Christ does. But our bodies will no longer be subject to death, disease and other infirmities that are challenges of this life. This is particularly important to our family because our youngest child is severely handicapped. He is a great blessing in our lives, but we look forward with hope to the day when he will be freed from his disability. This is what Christ meant when he said that all men would be saved -- saved from death and the conditions of this mortal life. We also believe that once resurrected, we will be accountable for how we lived our lives and be judged by the standard of His teachings -- which all men and women will eventually have the opportunity to accept or reject. Therefore, learning of Christ and developing faith in Him enough to follow Him leads to a salvation that depends both on our works and His grace. That salvation can ultimately mean living in His presence together with our families. Show more Show less