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Hi I'm Brom

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a father of 2, and a world traveler.

About Me

I am 33 years old, a father of two fun and wild little boys, and husband of an amazing wife. My first name is Scandinavian, although my heritage is primarily English, and is pronounced with a long "O" similar to the city Rome. I work for a large healthcare IT company running one of their professional services divisions. I am college educated and have a master’s in business with a focus on Corporate and International Strategy. I have studied people and business around the globe, and have visited or lived in 18 countries. Since the birth of my oldest boy, who is now 4, I have not traveled as extensively, but hope to have to opportunity to take both boys to unique places in the world to learn more about others and about themselves. I believe a lot of good can be done for others with a broad perspective on the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the LDS church, and always had a testimony of its truth. Late in my teenage years I frequently found myself asking difficult questions about the gospel "Is this truly the 'true church'?", "Does God really hear and answer prayers?" or "Why do bad things happen to those who try to do good?". These and other questions really bothered me in my late teenage years. At the age of 18, I was preparing to serve a mission for the church, just like my father and grandfather did. As I did, I read several interesting books to help prepare me and also read most of the Bible and Book of Mormon. It wasn't until I was in missionary training that I really dug in and read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover in a short period of time. The book changed me. It changed my outlook on life and set the course of my mission. The two years as a full time missionary went rapidly, but upon my return home I had a vast knowledge of my own beliefs and those of others, and held a great respect for other faiths. My experience changed me - gave me drive, determination, goals and most of all a solid foundation for the rest of my life. More than anything, the two years solidified my knowledge and understanding of why I, and my fathers before me, held this faith in such regard, notwithstanding what others thought. Since my mission I completed graduate school, married my wonderful wife, traveled the world, studied other peoples and cultures, and finally brought two amazing and intelligent little boys into the world. All along the way I have learned more about myself and the church. I spent a lot of time looking at the oft-criticized church history to understand and make sense of the events of the early restored church, which has strengthened my testimony and provided me with more knowledge of the gospel. It is the culmination of all these experiences that has shaped my knowledge and understanding of a loving Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

As with many members of the church, I have a responsibility in the local congregation. I serve as the secretary to the leadership of the young men’s group. In this role I help coordinate activities, participate in meetings and activities and help track how each young man is doing. Besides this responsibility, I also work with two other families who live in the congregation. I try to get out and visit them every few weeks to see if there is anything they need, and I usually prepare a message to share with them about the gospel. Finally, beyond my assigned responsibilities, I try to live my faith through my actions. My job is complex, demanding and stressful. I find that my faith has helped put the challenges of work and life into an eternal perspective, which perspective helps me understand that the stresses of my job and life in general will work out. As a result of this perspective, I have also been able to help family and colleagues respond to the unforeseen and difficult events that come into their lives.