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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a university professor, an avid hunter, a fisherman, a recreational runner, a paintball player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and have 2 sons, ages 14 and 12. I like to run for exercise and recreation and have participated in many 5K, 10K, half marathon & full marathons. I really like to play paintball with my sons and their friends. I also like to hunt (especially waterfowl), fish, hike, read books, and watch movies. I also really geek out on Anasazi (or ancestral puebloan, if you prefer) archaeology. Professionally, I am a university professor in the field of Exercise Science. Teaching and learning about the human body confirms my testimony of the miracle of creation on a near daily basis.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors joined the LDS church in the 1840s, and much of my family has been active ever since. However, my parents, siblings, and I very rarely attended church when I was growing up. Although I attended Catholic high school as a youth, I never felt a need for religion. I thought that simply being good was good enough. However, in my early twenties, I felt that something was missing from my life. I searched in many places and many ways trying to fill a void. It was not until I began to learn and understand the restored Gospel, that I learned about God's love and the Savior's atonement that I understood that what was missing from my life was the presence of God. With the companionship of the Holy Spirit possible through the restored Gospel, I now feel that my life is whole and complete. The void that I was trying to fill in my early twenties is now filled with the love of God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have lived in 4 states and served in many callings. I have been a Sunday School teacher, youth advisor, Scout Master, and currently as Bishop. All of these callings have challenged me to grow and learn. I try to follow the teachings of our savior, Jesus Christ, by doing what I am asked to do. I follow the Word of Wisdom in spite of many social & work circumstances to the contrary. I pay tithing and fast offerings, even though the world tells me to spend the money I earn. I love my wife with complete fidelity, and I love my sons. I try to be the best husband & father I can.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Greg
The Word of Wisdom encompasses some inspired guidelines for health. By following the Word of Wisdom I am able to keep myself free from addictions such as alcohol, tobacco, & drugs. Following the Word of Wisdom also demonstrates my obedience to God's instructions Show more Show less