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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a husband, father,humanitarian, advocate, socialworker and I'm a Mormon

About Me

 I joined this church 14 years ago. I was raised Catholic back East. Came out West for school. Been here ever since. I met my amazing wife in Northern California and we have 6 beautiful children together. I'm a Social Worker. I love the outdoors and I've never missed a Space Shuttle launch. I once took a week off of work so I can watch the repair of the Hubble Space Telescope. I like to hunt and I also like to camp, boat and fish with my girls. I am active in community orgainizing and charitable causes. I support community gardening and sustainable living and like to support local merchants and farmers.

Why I am a Mormon

I was impressed by the integrity of all the members I had met in my life. Even before I was ready to hear the message of the missionaries I was familiar with the friendliness of Mormons and the true and genuine helpfulness I observed. When I was married and began my family the example set by my wife and children in attending church and opening our home to the missionaries for dinner was a constant reminder of the type of charity I wanted to hand down to future generations. It took some time for me to completely investigate Mormonism but when all was said and done I found I was happiest when living within the Mormon church.

How I live my faith

 I have held many callings and positions in the church from Boy Scout leader to Greeter. I am currently the Elder's quorum president which keeps me busy helping to teach the Elders in our ward. In addition I oversee hometeaching which makes me more faithful at completing my own hometeaching. I help my wife with her calling which is Home and Family Preparedness. This is a kinda fun calling. We have the opportunity to work at the Church Storehouse monthly doing dry pack canning as well as wet pack canning for which we travel to our state's capitol, Sacramento. I especially like doing this because not only are we working on storing food for our own family, we have an opportunity to make sure food gets to people in the community that need it, both in the mormon church and out of it.