Hi I'm Mark
I'm a husband, father, grandpa and information security professional. I'm a Mormon.
I am a father of seven wonderful children and grandfather of twelve. I grew up in Idaho and served a mission for the Church in Northern England. I now live in Arizona with my lovely wife Claudia. My entire professional career has been focused on using computer technology to support business needs. For the past several years, I have been deeply immersed in the discipline of information security, particularly Identity and Access Management software.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because I have a deep and abiding love for the Savior, Jesus Christ. I am deeply grateful for his atoning sacrifice for all of us. I am grateful that he restored a fullness of his gospel through a modern prophet, Joseph Smith, so we could learn to return to live with our Father in Heaven after we leave this life. Living in a world of deepening political turmoil and moral decay, I find great peace in knowing that God really does live, that he loves us individually, that he guides us through modern-day apostles and prophets, and that he has provided a way for each of us to receive lasting comfort and personal power through his grace. I am grateful that my wife and children and their children can be linked together forever as an eternal family.
How I live my faith
I try really hard to center my life in Christ, teach and testify of him, and work to lead my family into his presence. I am far from perfect, but know that as I build my life on the foundation of Christ and his gospel, I can progressively, step by small step, become more like he is. Our family life is centered on the Savior and his Church. We try to be active in our weekly Church meetings and serve faithfully as we are called to different positions in the Church. I am currently serving in the Sunday School organization, where we work to raise the level of gospel instruction in the various organizations in our wards and stake. I love to teach the gospel of Christ, in any setting, with any group of people. It brings me great joy to see the change for good that comes upon people as they accept the gospel, work to live its principles, and invite the Holy Spirit into their lives.