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Hi I'm Todd

I'm a husband, father and grandfather. I'm retired from a career in biotechnology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married 34 years. We are the parents of four children. Over the years our family has enjoyed camping, hiking, skiing, pizza parties and spending time together. We did our best to to teach our children a love for the Lord and respect for others. Now grown, it brings us joy to see our sons and daughters establishing righteous traditions in their own families. From the time I was in elementary school and earned a 3-speed bike selling Christmas cards door to door, I knew sales were in my future. After college my first job was in pharmaceutical sales; later I went to work for a bio-technology company. Now consulting part-time, my wife and I enjoy serving in the church and following the lives of our children and grandchildren. We are fortunate to have extended family nearby. We enjoy gatherings and look for opportunities to support nieces and nephews and be involved in each others lives. We love sharing how the gospel of Jesus Christ blesses our families.

Why I am a Mormon

Membership in the church provides a spiritual compass which helps me make good choices, resist temptation and live a more abundant life. I am strengthened spiritually by attending church meetings, serving in church callings, mingling with others striving to live righteous lives, receiving inspired teachings centered on Jesus Christ and renewing covenants made at baptism. My former career required extensive travel. The tenets of Mormonism gave me strength to avoid harmful choices that undermine happiness. Regardless where I was in the world, my family and I visited over the phone, knelt in prayer together and encouraged one another in good works. Living the gospel fosters love and trust in our marriage. Although born a Mormon, I was converted to the church as a young man. I read the scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon, and prayed to know if they were true. A feeling of warmth and peace came into my heart which I knew was from God. That feeling continues to grow stronger as I try each day to live the gospel.

How I live my faith

My wife and I recently returned from a 3-year church mission in Houston Texas. We had the blessing of serving with over 400 young missionaries. Our faith in the future of families, communities and nations was strengthened as we witnessed the faith and valor of these inspired young men and women. They are a powerful force for good in the world. We found joy sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. The happiness that comes to an individual or family who for the first time learns of a loving Heavenly Father with a plan that makes repentance and forgiveness possible, where guilt can be done away and hope fostered, is a blessing like none other. Lives are changed, even transformed, by learning and living gospel principles. Now back in Arizona, we look forward to serving wherever there is a need.