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Hi I'm Brian Iverson

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a professor and I'm a Mormon. After completing my undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, we moved to the midwest where I received MS and PhD degrees. We survived graduate school and had our second child the same weekend I finished my doctorate. Two other children would come later as I started my first job in a research lab. We're a young family that has loved knowing people from all walks of life. University settings are great for diversity. Right now, I'm enjoying riding my bike to commute, being around young people who work hard and saving for a home for our growing family. Since being married, we've lived in Indiana, North Carolina, New Mexico and Utah. We've loved everywhere we've lived because there are always good things about everywhere you go. In Indiana, we loved fireflies, midwest thunderstorms and proximity to Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville. In North Carolina, we loved the Durham Bulls, living with an empty apartment and the Outer Banks. In New Mexico, we loved desert nights, the Sandia mountains and hot air balloons. In Utah, we've loved the mountains, family gatherings and all 4 seasons.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because, the longer I live, the more I see how the teaching of Jesus Christ make me and my family happy. Sounds too simple. May even be a little traditional. But I know that a belief in God and a desire to follow His Son have helped me succeed in difficult things and have helped our family work to improve our relationships with each other. I've seen happy people with happy family lives and wanted that for myself, especially after my own parents were divorced when I was a young teenager. As time passes and I begin to see long-term cause and effects more clearly, I know that living the Savior's restored gospel is the way to lasting happiness.

How I live my faith

I've coached AYSO soccer several seasons for my oldest son's team. Until last year, my wife and I played indoor soccer with some other adults in a city league. I had more injuries than when I was younger but loved the thrill of scoring and the fast pace of indoor. Although we have younger children, I've been asked to organize a Webelos den and had a great time introducing new things to 10 yr olds. Although it requires time to have a family and begin a profession, we've made time to serve inside and outside of our church. Currently, I'm the ward mission leader for our ward and I am helping young men and women prepare to serve full-time missions. We also try to reach out to answer questions and invite people to learn more of our faith.