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Hi I'm Steve

I've lived in Utah, Germany, Virginia, Kentucky, Argentina, Minnesota and Idaho. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married for 25 years and have 7 kids ranging in age from 23 to 6. We also have one grandson- born last year to our oldest daughter and her husband. Our oldest son is serving a proselyting mission for our church and shortly after he returns another son is preparing to begin his missionary service. I attended college wbere I obtained a bachelors in business management and a law degree. However, my career path has now moved away from the practice of law. For the past 15 years I've worked at large research organizations helping researchers and inventors protect their inventions and then license rights to others to enable the creation of new products based on these inventions. Most of my work has been in the medical field but this past year I took a new job and now focus on advamcing promising energy technologies. I enjoy helping bridge the gap between inventors and people or companies that can advance these inventions into products that benefit others. My family lived for the past 11 years in the upper Midwest. While there one of my favorite things to do for fun was canoeing and fishing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in northern Minnesota. Our two sons are both Eagle scouts and I've been involved as a scout leader through my church, so many of the BWCA trips involved Boy Scouts. We now live near the Grand Tetons so I'm looking forward to new and exciting outdoor activities in this beautiful part of the country. 

Why I am a Mormon

I've grown up believing in a loving Heavenly Father that cares very much for each of His children. I've found happiness and direction from the doctrine of the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. My faith has increased as I've studied the scriptures, pondered the teachings of modern day Apostles and Prophets and then tried to apply their teachings and the teachings of Jesus Christ into my daily living. I'm not perfect just ask my wife and kids but being a Mormon makes me a better man, son, father, husband and friend. Raising my family in harmony with the teachings of the Gospel has blessed my life. As I've moved from boyhood to young adulthood, and then from son to husband to father, I have grown in my appreciation for our Heavenly Father's plan of salvation. It helps me know who I am- a child of God, and gives my life purpose and meaning.

How I live my faith

The biggest part of living my faith happens within the walls of my own home and in my relationships with my wife and children. We pray together, attend church meetings and activities together, and serve in the Church in whatever calling or assignment we're asked to serve. I've help teaching positions in both adult and youth classes at Church. I've helped shovel a lot of snow, raked a lot of leaves, picked up a lot of donated food and clothing, aerated a lot of lawns and hiked or paddled a lot of miles with Boy Scouts. I've been a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, Varsity Scout Coach, and a lay leader know as a "Bishop" for one of the Mormon church congregations we've lived in known as a "Ward". I've supported my wife as she has served principally in assignments teaching classes or leading regular activities programs for the children in our church. I sing a little so have join with choirs and have joined in lots of service projects over the years. As a 19 year old I served a 2 year proselyting mission for my church in South America. We're currently helping financially support our missionary son and will do so for his younger brother starting later this year. Outside the church I've served in the community by being a volunteer board member on two different public libraries. When our kids were younger I helped coach some of their soccer teams as well.

What is being a Mormon like?

Steve
The Mormon Church is a global family. Within that global family are congregations that are geographically based to serve families and individuals wherever they live. Mormons are regular people with daytime jobs across the range of professions. We are a warm and welcoming people trying very hard to love and serve one another and our neighbors. We're good neighbors, hard workers, and solid citizens. Our faith motivates us to be anxiously engaged in many good things so don't be surprised to find that we're very busy with family, church and community involvement. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Steve
My grandmother wrote a song that is a favorite amongst the children and adults of the Mormon church. Its lyrics speak to some of the things that tell me there is a God "Whenever I hear the song of a bird or look at the blue, blue sky, Whenever I feel the rain on my face, or the wind as it rushes by, Whenever I touch a velvet rose, or walk by our lilac tree, I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world, Heavenly Father created for me. He gave me my eyes that I might see the color of butterfly wings, He gave me my ears that I might hear the magical sound of things, He gave me my lifge, my mind, my heart, I thank Him reverently, For all his creations of which I'm a part, yes I know Heavenly Father loves me." Show more Show less