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Hi I'm Mark Fetzer

I'm a husband, expectant father, a student, an outdoor enthusiast, and i'm a Mormon.

About Me

Currently I am on a journey of higher education. I am pursuing a JD/MBA and hope to run my own business later in life. My wife Kristi and I are expecting our first child. We are incredibly excited to be parents and are looking forward to meeting our child. We both grew up exploring the out of doors with family and friends. Our free time is most often spent doing something outside. I love to rock climb, mountain bike, backpack, and canyoneer. Exploring outside brings me an inner peace and satisfaction that is hard to describe. It provides a unique perspective in to my mortality and dependence on that God who gave me life. Some of the most spiritual experiences I have had have been in nature, close to the creations of God. I feel very blessed to have the ability and opportunity to enjoy God's creations up close and personal. I am very thankful that he has provided such an incredibly diverse earth to enjoy while here and look forward to teaching my kids how to enjoy the earth in their own way.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born in the church I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it, receiving an answer for myself that it is the word of God. Because I know it is true, I know there is a living prophet called of God and that he has a plan for each of us. My Mom passed away from Lou Gehrig's when I was 29. Her passing was incredibly difficult for me but would have been even more so if I didn't have a knowledge that I will see her again. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ is one of true joy, happiness, and hope. I know it is the only reliable source upon which I can build a foundation that will support me through my entire life and whatever challenges I may face.

How I live my faith

I try to live by the words of St. Francis of Assisi who said "[p]reach the gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words." I am not a perfect person, but I try to be a good person. There are a lot of misconceptions about the Church that unfairly bias people against the gospel. By living my faith I hope to dispel misconceptions and open lines of communication to gospel discussions.