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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a Mormon. I'm also a graduate student at Indiana University studying public management, and I work hard for good causes.

About Me

I don't fit the Utah mold: I'm a proud Democrat, I believe deeply in environmental and social justice, and am very interested in living sustainably. I enjoy cycling, hiking, reading good books and writing screenplays. I enjoy performing arts and going to good films. I'm also a member of a remarkable family. I have five fabulous siblings all of which I consider my greatest friends and deeply enjoy my relationship with my parents as well. I'm finished with a Master's Degree in Public Administration and work for the US Forest Service.

Why I am a Mormon

I've seen lives changes and my own enriched in remarkable ways because of faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sometimes issues that I term as "Mormon Culture" issues come up that can cloud the core doctrine of the Gospel. I have always had a hard time dealing with the Mormon Culture, but the Gospel is the most lovely message and the most hopeful belief in my life. The belief that Jesus Christ has made it possible for me to learn what I need to learn so I can be prepared for the great life with my Heavenly Father in the next life. But I haven't had to wait until the next life to have my life be made better because of my faith. Knowing where I came from and of my relationship with my Heavenly Father makes relationships more meaningful, hard times more bearable, and good times exponentially better.

How I live my faith

The LDS faith requires daily effort. I've found that serving those around me helps me most in my efforts to live my faith. I've long held the maxim of leaving everyone I meet a bit better because they ran into me. I try to do this by volunteering on a regular basis, but also look for opportunities to lift those around me on the train, at work, at church activities. I serve as the Executive Secretary in my ward's bishopric, and this has given me a great opportunity to rub shoulders with some truly remarkable men in the bishopric.