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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a father of three daughters. I'm a Chemist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband to a remarkable woman and the father of three girls, all of which are quite different and keep me guessing. Never a dull moment in our house. I'm a chemist and enjoy learning about most sciences. I enjoy basketball and most outdoor activities, such as hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. When time allows, I also indulge in a bit of woodworking in my shop.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors converted to the gospel shortly after the church was organized. I was born into that legacy and have been an active member my entire life. Everyone questions their inherited faith to some degree at some point in their life. While I never stopped believing, I did periodically questioned aspects of my faith and through honest investigation, came to a deeper conviction of my beliefs. This is an ongoing process. The notion that a person can question and get real answers from our Heavenly Father is one of the most powerful messages Christ's gospel has to offer.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the president of the young mens group in our congregation. My role is to teach and help the youth ages 12 to 18 grow and develop in their faith. I'm also a member of the BSA and serve on our local troop committee. The Scouting program has been an integral part of the youth program in our church and I enjoy supporting the organization in any way I can. I believe living my faith encompasses more than just attending church and performing service. It also governs how I treat other people on a daily basis. One of the teaching of our church is that we are all literal children of our Heavenly Father. Having a strong faith in this teaching help me keep perspective on the value of every individual and motivates me to treat people right and make amends when I've failed to live up to that goal.