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Hi I'm Rob

I'm a HS Varsity Baseball coach. I grew up Catholic. A father of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to the best woman on the planet and a dad of the four best kids ever! I enjoy being actively involved in my kids lives, whether it be watching or coaching them in their sports or playing with them - it's what I love to do. I also enjoy coaching in the community and with the school district in basketball and baseball. I am an avid photographer, especially sports photography. Former school board member. Currently serving as a Bishop in our ward since 2007. My career has been mostly in a sales and marketing capacity in the financial markets and currently in healthcare.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents ended their marriage when I was 9. I have one sibling who is 7 yrs younger. It was an inner desire of mine to one day be married and have a larger family - and be sure to not break it up. While in high school, I met a girl who was Mormon. Over the years of knowing her family, I noticed that they were tightly-knit and did many things together. Her parents seemed happy and it intrigued me. Over time, I learned a bit more about her church. There seemed to be many activities that involved youth and family. I finally was invited to attend church and felt very welcome - as if everyone had always known me and they were excited to see me there. A short while later, I met with some full-time missionaries who were just a few years older than I was at the time. They began to teach me about God and Jesus Christ and how the family was central to God's plans for me. While my immediate family had not real interest in what I was learning, I felt that what I was being taught was good for me and was right. It just made sense. I could not disagree with what they were teaching. It felt right. So, after a while I was invited to be baptized. That decision has been the greatest of my life. It has brought me more blessings than anything I have ever done. The teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have impacted my life in an indescribable way. Many of my friends and family members have seen the fruits of my beliefs and are likewise grateful for what it has done for me. I have an eternal perspective now that I never had before. I have a family that, through the blessings of God will be together forever. My children are blessed with that perspective too, at so young of an age. My wife and I together have an eternal perspective on our family that helps us to see through challenging times that this life has given us and will continue to give us. I am ever grateful for the mormon family that shared with me of their faith and beliefs!

How I live my faith

A few years after my baptism, I decided to serve a full-time mission for the church. Because I did not grow up a member, financing it all on my own would not be possible. Yet, the church and even some family and friends (non-members) came to my aid and helped. It was incredible. I was called to serve in Sao Paulo, Brazil for two years. These two years were a time of incredible growth. I learned to; set goals, overcome personal weaknesses and develop strengths and new talents. I learned to serve others and to b a leader. I have served in many positions in the church. Every single one of them has given me the opportunity to teach and also taught me more about leadership and charitable service. At present, I serve in a voluntary position called Bishop. In this position, I have the great opportunity to work with and help lead our church members where we live. I learn so much from these wonderful people. We get to sit in council with and organize ourselves in such a way that helps all of us feel like one big family and draw closer to our God and our Savior, Jesus Christ. As Bishop, I get to work closely with our young men and young women as well as the leadership of the organizations of our congregation. It's a humbling position to be in, knowing that there are so many members of our congregation that are more capable than I. As Bishop, I have responsibility for both the temporal and spiritual welfare of each member. I meet regularly with them individually and as families to help sustain and encourage faith in Jesus Christ. I am grateful for the spiritual guidance I receive at appropriate times in offering hope and loving guidance to an individual or family as they struggle through challenges to find answers for themselves on how to overcome them. I have the blessing of witnessing miracles in the lives of so many. I can hardly believe at times how fortunate I am to be apart of this church!