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Hi I'm Steve

I grew up in California and now live in the Pacific Northwest. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married with 6 children and 28 grandchildren. I retired in 2008 from a career in financial management (mostly in the healthcare industry). I like to be with my wife, to garden, read history/biographies, exercise, and travel. I also try to stay connected with current events throughout the world. Related to my undergraduate degree in the Social Sciences, I have taught classes on strengthening interpersonal relationships. I find this particularly challenging and fulfilling.

Why I am a Mormon

I think all of us search for meaning in life. I want to know who I am and how I fit into all that is going on around me. What is my potential? How can I achieve greater happiness? I find clear, meaningful answers to these questions through the doctrines of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ strengthen me and all of my family. I feel that our family is closer and safer because of these principles. The Church also gives me endless opportunites to reach out and lift others. These opportunities are special. In short, I am a Mormon because I am constantly challenged and helped to grow and be a better person.

How I live my faith

I have served in various ways in the Church. My wife and I just returned from a volunteer missionary assignment at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii. I helped out in the business office and my wife worked in the Nursery and the Seamstress Shop for the Center. We also had the wonderful opportunity of working with students at BYU Hawaii who are from all over the world. At present I am serving in a position where I interact with those who are new to the Church. I teach a class that presents basic gospel principles and teaches how we can apply these principles to strengthen ourselves and our families. I find this very satisfying. My role as a father is greatly strengthened by my activity in the Church. Even though my children are all married and have families of their own, I try to be a source of help to them as they face the challenges of life. I view our family as a team where all of us are needed to be successful in life.