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Hi I'm Vaughn

I am a husband, a father, a teacher, a chiropractor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small farming community, went away, got married, got an education and came back. I'm a second generation chiropractor following in my father's footsteps. I also teach a class or two in health science at the local community college. I have three kids that I love and am very proud of, and, with my wife, am working on my twentieth year of marriage. We all love the outdoors, and wish we could spend more time out there, but we divide our time between multiple jobs, childrens' activities, and volunteer service. We cherish our family time.

Why I am a Mormon

Ultimately, I am a Mormon because I have a deep conviction that God speaks to prophets, and that He restored His Gospel and governance to the earth through them. This conviction came through the Holy Spirit--over time, and with much prayer and study.

How I live my faith

I like the two sayings: "Going to church doesn't make you a Christian anymore than sitting in your garage makes you an automobile." and "Church shouldn't be a museum of Saints, but a hospital for sinners." To me, it's about accepting a Savior with ultimate power over sin and death, and allowing that power to change me--from the imperfect human being, into a new creature with a new heart. It's about becoming like Him by surrendering my will to His--by learning to willingly give up the sins, habits, and mistakes that separate me from Him. Because I believe in His power to save us, I try to make daily course corrections. I try to follow His example of service. I try to serve faithfully in whatever capacity I'm called. Most Mormons are asked to serve in the church in one way or another, and it doesn't matter if it's teaching 5 year olds or 50 year olds--we try to do our best where ever we serve, and whatever we are asked to do. "Lift where you stand" means that service is not about glory or prestige--it's about learning to be more selfless and more like Christ.