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Hi I'm Greg

Husband, father, Physical Therapist and currently a Bishop... ...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I are Physical Therapists. We love what we do. But more importantly we love our family even more. Our three boys are a wonderful blessing and we love sharing our time with them. We love camping, hiking, going to the beach in Mexico and hanging out with extending family members. I love being a father and husband. It is easily the best part of my day to spend time with my wife and children.

Why I am a Mormon

It is simple: living the gospel brings blessings to me and my family. Being a mormon guides me and my family in navigating today's challenges. Being a Mormon has increased my love for the Savior as well. Understanding His life and trying to follow his example is a part of what I do each day. Being a Mormon teaches me to be a better husband and father. It teaches me to honor commitments and focus on the right priorities.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service. Being a Mormon does require service. Some may think that the sacrifice is too much, but I am grateful for the opportunity. It is one way to live more like the Savior. I am currently serving as the Bishop of our ward. I especially feel a deep sense of love and concern for the youth. Working with the youth is easily one of the greatest opportunities in the Church. Seeing their faith and courage to live appropriately is a privelage to a part of. Additionally, I live my faith by following the guidance given by our Church leaders. It is an amazing feeling to know that we have a prophet today that can guide me and my family through difficult times.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Greg
Our Sunday meeting is split into three segments. First, we have a Sacrament Meeting. This meeting is similar to "mass" in that we have an opportunity to take the sacrament, or to renew the commitment we made when we were baptized to follow the Savior and keep his commandments. This meeting also has 2-3 "speakers" or church members that are asked to speak on a topic for 15-20 minutes. This meeting lasts about 1 hour and 10 minutes. The second segment is Sunday School, where all age groups are divided into classes where they recieve instruction, share experiences, etc. The final segment is when the women and men separate and recieve additional gospel related instruction and discussion. I can speak primarily about us men...we learn to be better fathers and husbands! Anyone is welcome to our meetings. All three of them. Many visitors leave after the first meeting which is unfortunate, because there is so much to gain from attending the others as well. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Greg
This is easy...Mormon women are really the strength behind any good man. At least that is how I feel. I joke that I "married up"...meaning that I got the better part of the deal! My wife and I work equally on raising our family...we share in the day to day duties. My wife and her happiness is easily the most important job that I have. I could not imagine doing anything without working equally with my wife. Show more Show less