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Hi I'm Nate

I'm a father, a statistician, and a soccer coach. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of five wonderful kids and husband to an amazing wife. I grew up in a good Catholic home, going to parochial school and Catholic high school before studying Theology at Boston College and receiving a masters in New Testament Studies. I later got a masters in biostatistics and now work as a statistical programmer for a biotech firm. I love being involved in our community, serving on several boards and coaching far too many soccer teams. Playing with my children, cooking, reading books with my wife, designing websites, and taking on home renovation projects are all passions.

Why I am a Mormon

I first really heard about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while in college. I met a member of the Church and was very impressed with how she lived her life. I was studying Theology at the time, and so was interested in learning more about a religion I had not previously encountered - but my approach was purely intellectual. After several years of casually learning about the doctrines and history of the Church, I realized that the things I was learning were making me a better Catholic! I attended a Church Institute of Religion class at the university where I was studying and was so impressed with the members of the Church I met there. They were so devoted to their faith, so kind and inviting, and led such great examples of Christlike lives. The institute teacher was very patient with my (many) questions and was bold in teaching the doctrines of the Church with clarity. Finally I agreed to meet with the missionaries and had two wonderful sisters who humbled me and taught me the truths of the restored gospel. I had acquired a lot of information about the Church and its teachings, but the missionaries challenged me to look beyond learning facts and to search my heart for things that mattered more. They told me that I could know for myself if what they were teaching was true, and I learned about the Holy Ghost and how He testifies of truth. I grew in my relationship with God more during those couple months than ever before - because I was seeking answers from Him and had a sincere desire to know what I should do. In time I received my answer. I attended a baptismal service and felt something special. It was there that I knew in my heart that the priesthood authority which the missionaries had taught me about was real. From there came a cascade of truths that hung on that one point, and I decided that night to be baptized. Those feelings were so powerful that I remember them still today, and I know that I received an answer from the Lord.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Church affects every aspect of my life. It gives me direction and purpose that allows me to know what things are most important. Joining the Church meant a change in career path for me, but it has brought countless blessings. I am a better, more devoted, more loving husband and father because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I live my faith by making my family my highest priority and by serving others. I feel that I am a more dedicated employee, a more helpful neighbor, a more honest citizen, and a more cheerful friend because of my faith. Membership in the Church has provided me with many opportunities to serve. As a priesthood holder I have several families that I personally minister to, helping them draw closer to the Savior, watching over them, and helping them with spiritual and temporal needs. I have been privileged to serve in teaching and leadership capacities in our local congregations, and my faith has grown as a result. I find opportunities every day to apply my faith to my daily life.