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Hi I'm Derek

I'm a Crossfit enthusiast, marketer of frozen food, wanna be musician and athlete, husband and father and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi, I’m Derek. I am a Brand Manager for a large consumer foods company. I love spending time with my wife and 3 (soon to be 4!) boys and staying physically active. I’m a Mormon. I believe balance in life is the key to happiness. For me that means having a challenging career, being physically fit, playing music, being involved at church, having a happy home life and most importantly staying close to my Father in Heaven. My life is hectic but full of joy. I get to play lots of different roles each week - Soccer coach, Cross-fit trainee, pianist, boss, employee, but my favorites are husband and Dad.

Why I am a Mormon

Everyone of my grandparents, great grandparents and even great-great grand parents were born in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, like all members of the church, I have come to know for myself that the church is true. I find that the Church helps me draw closer to my savior Jesus Christ. I have seen how it has blessed myself and my family.

How I live my faith

I am not perfect nor do I pretend to be. Church is for the spiritually sick not the perfect (that’s why I go!). I do my best to serve other people because I know there are times when I need that same help. One of the things I have come to appreciate about my Faith is everyone’s willingness to accept me for who I am without casting judgment. After all, we are all children of God.