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Hi I'm Nathan Wheatley

I grew up in North Carolina, work in finance, have coached kids soccer for 10 years, my wife and I have 6 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I were married in 1992 and we have six children (which includes twins who share the baby of the family title). I graduated with a masters in accounting in 1996 and work in finance supporting technology of a major corporation. I have coached each of my children's entry level soccer teams over the past 10 years (except for the twins, who will get their turn). I love to run and have done a couple marathons but have found it difficult to consistently stay in shape through the years. Life has been good to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church, yet was taught that I needed to find out for myself what I should believe. Growing up in North Carolina made me different than many of the other kids in school and gave me ample opportunity to question the belief of my family. In High School I ran track and cross country, played in the band, and rode the bench on the JV basketball team (still proud to have made the team). With very few other members of the church in my school I had a desire to find out for myself whether the beliefs my parents had were of God. I took the opportunity provided through early morning seminary to study the Bible and Book of Mormon and not only compare and evaluate the teachings but also pray to God for guidance and confirmation of the teachings in each. While still immature and young I did gain a testimony of Jesus Christ and the teachings written in these books of scripture. As I further matured, I continued to study religion and found that as I lived the teachings of Jesus Christ I found happiness in life. I served a mission (to exotic Boise Idaho) and found great happiness in not only improving my life but helping others to find Christ and improve their lives as well. In the years since my mission, I have continued to study the gospel and teach it to my children finding great happiness in seeing God bless their lives as well.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have served in the church in many callings. At BYU, I was a counselor in a bishopric in a student ward. After school I worked for many years mostly in callings serving the youth. I was a scout master for over 5 years and loved camping and keeping the young men active in doing good. Another favorite calling of mine has been teaching early morning seminary for a couple years. This allowed me to share with high school students my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and work with them as they studied and learned about Christ as well. It has always been rewarding to work with the youth. Since 2012, I've served as a Bishop of the Mountain Island ward near Charlotte. It is a humbling experience to work with and serve many trying to follow Christ's teachings. The service I've provided has been without financial benefit but has provided me and my family with blessings that have more that compensated. We feel we have been greatly blessed in our family due to the service given to the church. In addition to serving in the church, we do what we can in the community. I have volunteered to coach soccer for most spring and fall seasons over the past ten years. I'm not highly skilled in soccer but enjoy teaching the basics to entry level players. For many years I taught junior achievement in the elementary schools and read books to many kindergarten and 1st grade classes. We participate where we can where ever our youth are involved... neighborhood swimming team, soccer, basketball, and school trips. Our 15 passenger van has been used to transport sports teams, choir groups, and other school groups multiple places and we've enjoyed playing a small part in our community.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Nathan Wheatley
I believe and worship as my Savior Jesus Christ…the one born of Mary in a manger (Luke 2:16), the one that as a child taught men in the temple (Luke 2:46-47), the one that grew to an adult and lived a perfect and sinless life (Luke 2:52), the one that was baptized by John the Baptist in the Jordan river (Mark 1:9-11) the one that fasted for 40 days and overcame the temptations of the devil (Matt 4:1-11), the one that called men from many professions to be his disciples and apostles (Mark 1:16-17), the one that taught by example and with parables (Matt 13 and others), the one that performed miracles healing the sick and even raising the dead (John 11), the one that was betrayed judged and crucified on a cross in Jerusalem, the one that was risen from the dead after 3 days (Matt 28:6), the one that appeared to his apostles in His resurrected form (Luke 24:36-39). God’s only begotten Son, Jesus Christ lived a perfect life, offered His life as a sacrifice in death, and was resurrected thus making it possible for Him to offer atonement to God for my sins. He is my savior, redeemer, and my God. I believe Jesus Christ came and is the Savior and redeemer for all of the world and that through Him all might live again. (1 Corinthians 15:20-22). I believe that I show my acceptance of Christ’ atonement by not only verbalizing it but by striving to live what He taught.(James 2:17-18) I believe Christ taught us to hear and do His teachings in order to accept His atonement (Matt 7:21-27) Show more Show less