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Hi I'm Joe

I'm a married father of three and a practicing attorney. I like running, camping, motor sports, and shooting sports. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My favorite thing to do is to hang out with my two older children (5 and 3). At home, they follow me around the house and yard and try to mimic whatever it is I'm doing. The other day, I was digging in the back yard to level an area in our yard. I got a phone call and was distracted for a moment. When I finished the call and turned around, I saw my son using his little shovel to dig up and dump dirt into my wheelbarrow. That kind of thing really reminds me that kids are always watching and learning. When we're not working in the yard or hanging out at home, we like to go for drives and go exploring anywhere (e.g. City parks, BYU campus, or The Home Depot). One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to hike to waterfalls (Utah has a lot of great "water" hikes) and then play in the water. I'm a motorcycle enthusiast. I've had a number of bikes and currently ride a VTX 1300C. I like getting "leathered up" and riding cross country or just around the county, through canyons or across the desert. I'm also a gun enthusiast; I enjoy going out with family and friends to work on marksmanship.

Why I am a Mormon

One of the things I like about being a Mormon is the community I enjoy with members of my congregation (ward). There are all kinds of people in my ward from attorneys to soldiers, from gas station/convenience store clerks to university professors. I enjoy the interaction with them and I enjoy watching them interact with each other. It's interesting for me to see how people who ostensibly are different actually have so much in common with each other.

How I live my faith

Organizationally: In the past few years, I've been a choir director, a Sunday school teacher, a member of the activities committee, and a counselor in the Sunday school presidency.. I sing in church and help with service projects. I'm currently a 2nd Counselor in the bishopric of a YSA (Young Single Adult) ward. Personally: Every day I try to do the little things that I think a good Christian ought to do: I try to see everyone as my brother or sister. I try to be a peacemaker. And, though it may sound a little corny, I try to think, "What would Jesus do?"

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

No way. Since we believe that all people are God's children, "helping our brothers and sisters" means helping anyone and everyone. Show more Show less