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Hi I'm Rich Harris

I grew up in Canada, moved to the U.S. I'm a father of three. I practice law. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family in Canada. Our family moved around a lot and I learned to love travel. I served a mission for the Church in the beautiful land of Finland. After my mission I got a degree in Economics and then a degree in Law. I moved to Arizona to practice law and shortly after passing the bar exam I got married. Three terrific kids soon followed. My practice of whistleblower law allowed me to take some very interesting cases that have had a positive impact on government and allowed me to represent heroic people who stand up against corruption. In 2006 our family relocated from Arizona to Georgia. Tragically, after almost 20 years of marriage we divorced. I was shocked to find myself single again; I never imagined divorce would happen to our family. I'm more grateful than ever for the time I get to be a dad to our three great kids. I spend as much time as I can with them and am working on building a cooperative relationship with their mom. Divorce is the hardest thing I have ever experienced. But I have lots of living left to do. If my life were a book, it would just be getting interesting. I enjoy spirited debate and conversation, politics, trivia, comedy, photography, outdoors, mountain biking, running, skiing and yes, I know it dates me, but I'll admit it, I like alternative 80's music!

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I have come to know the Church is true. My folks taught the gospel to all six of us kids and they lived what they believed. Our family moved every couple of years as my dad's career advanced. The Church was there for our family everywhere we went. Church and family were the constants in a world of change. I always believed the doctrines of the gospel intellectually, but I didn't think I could go on a mission for the Church unless and until I had a spiritual confirmation that the Church was true. After studying and praying about it, I received the spiritual witness promised in the Book of Mormon. I have come to learn that God knows and cares about me and my family. He has intervened in my life to protect me in times of danger, to guide me in times of uncertainty, to comfort me in times of distress and to strengthen me in times of weakness. He has heard and answered my prayers during the darkest times going through a painful divorce. I know that my Savior suffered for my sins, knows my pain and has a plan for my happiness. I am excited to be pursuing that plan!

How I live my faith

I taught an LDS religion class to college students at Arizona State University for several years and then served as a counselor to a Bishop for a couple years before moving to Georgia. I recently served as a youth leader over all the young men in our ward for about four years. What a great experience to serve those 40 or so young men. Now I teach Sunday School to 16 year olds and one Sunday a month I teach a group of 25 men lessons on gospel topics. I love serving in the Church.