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Hi I'm Luke

I'm a Mormon, a father, and a runner.

About Me

I am the proud father of 4 young children. They and my wife are everything to me. Although I have the privilege of participating in several hobbies such as running, rock climbing, mountain biking and backpacking, my family is my central motivation. I take to heart the instruction from a prophet of our church, David O. McKay when he said, "No other success can compensate for failure in the home." Sometimes I catch myself being envious of some of my friends' ability to spend much more of their time in their hobbies than I can justify, but then I remember the deep satisfaction that comes from my family's development. I have often felt that God has led us to live in Maryville, Tennessee. It is a wonderful corner of God's Kingdom. We are so proud to be a part of this community.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the LDS church. But around the age of 16 I decided that I needed to know for myself. I studied and prayed and found a personal testimony that became the foundation for who I am. When I was 19 I had the opportunity to serve a mission. 2 years of preaching the Gospel to the wonderful people of Japan further strengthened my foundation of faith. At the core of my testimony is a knowledge that the Book of Mormon is actually the word of God.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have had many opportunities to serve in my church. Of all my responsibilities, my favorite has been working with the youth. Working with children gives you glimpses of their divine eternal heritage and future potential. I cherish the moments when I see them grasp their potential. Currently I have the privilege to serve as a counselor to the bishop of our congregation. This opportunity has further opened my eyes to the miracles that go on quietly in the lives of the people of our community, and allowed me to see personally how God touches the hearts of His children.