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Hi I'm Craig

I grew up at the beach. I've been married for 29 years. I have 4 grown children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My dad moved us to Queensland when I was 5. He had been through here in WW2 and loved the countryside. I went to school here, university, then spent 2 years in Colorado on a bicycle on a mission. I love the rockies and the people. I married Sue and we have a family of 4 children. One just got married last year. I like to ride a surfboard and that has taken me to wonderful places surfing such as Fiji, Sumbawa, Bali and the Maldives. For a living I help people change, as a management consultant in organisations that are trying to remain competitive. I talk to people that are under pressure, have new ideas, are reskilling and are fearful of the future. I help them find a pathway through that. Sue and I can see the next phase of life coming and are looking forward to it.

Why I am a Mormon

Finding a smooth path through life is a mirage. What I need are strong guide posts that prove true when the going is rough, and I have found them in the church. Life throws challenges at all of us, noone is immune. I find that the gospel brings the peace promised by the Saviour Jesus Christ in the new testament, when there is turmoil all around. I grew up on the gold coast, a holiday town with a wide range of friends and options. But even as a young man, at my most rebellious, I still knew what was right and wrong, and I could not feel good about tricks and jokes that hurt other people. As I grew I realised that many people didn't have the certainty that I had about why we are here and where we are going after we die.

How I live my faith

I am the minister for my local congregation (called a ward). We call the minister "bishop". I have been doing that for 5 years in my bayside suburb of Cleveland. The spirit offers a still small voice to help me to help others spiritually and practically. The whole church community works together to minister and care for one another and their children. The most typical comment I get from people when they visit is that we have a nice family-oriented feeling. Our teenagers 12-17yrs do an early morning scripture class every school morning except for exam weeks. Amazing. They are active in the community and do service projects together and individually. All our members are volunteers, including me and the missionaries you meet on the street. They saved up before they came out and are spending their own money to stay here and teach people about Jesus Christ. We have a welfare program to help people practically through rough times and to give them the dignity of an opportunity to work for their assistance. The religion has saved my life. There are so many ways you can go in this world and this has given me some principles to live by and reinforced it with great blessings.