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Hi I'm Chris

I grew up in Colorado. Married my best friend Susan. We raised our two kids in Arizona and Pennsylvania. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My career is in software. My wife and kids are the joy of my life. We like to travel together and be together at home ... eating great meals together, watching movies, playing games. When I'm not working, I love to ride my bike. A few years ago I trained and rode 200 miles in one day. I also love woodworking. I went to a camp in New Hampshire and learned how to make windsor chairs without power tools. Recently I built cabinets and drawers in our closet.

Why I am a Mormon

Happiness! The gospel of Jesus Christ helps me find meaning in my life. Since each day brings new challenges, the gospel gives me the tools and the perspective to face them in faith. Knowing that Jesus Christ atoned for my sins motivates me to repent and try to be like Him. Knowing that I can live with my family forever makes me happiest of all !

How I live my faith

I try to be a good dad and husband. Every day our family reads the scriptures and prays together. Every Monday night, we meet as a family to study a gospel topic, make plans together, and have some fun. I've had the opportunity to serve as Bishop of a congregation for several years. Even though I worked full time at my information technology job, much of my spare time in the evenings and on weekends was spent meeting and counseling with people in my ward. I worked with the youth. I visited the elderly. I counseled and helped people with financial challenges. I helped other volunteers from our congregation to plan Christ-centered meetings and activities. It was one of the most demanding experiences of my life. But through it, I could feel the spirit of the Lord resting upon me to guide my words and actions ... and to give me strength and courage beyond my own. Presently at church I have the opportunity to teach a Sunday School class. I learn a lot by preparing, and I find that the Holy Ghost guides the things I say as I teach about the gospel.