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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in the American southwest. I am a shrink. I work in a correctional facility in Northeastern Colorado.

About Me

I have experienced many occupations from construction to sales, from law enforcement to psychotherapy. I love fishing and photography. Mostly I enjoy travelling with my spouse to places of interest. Two years ago we went to Thailand and explored the beauty of the country, its rich cultures and its people. We rode elephants in the jungle and through a river. I love to read and learn. I also love the joy of creating instrumentation around the things I am most interested. For example I once dabbled with solar energy and created solar systems to heat living spaces. I have also developed brain mapping instruments for recording brain waves, digitally converting the data into three-dimensional imaging to analyze focal brain dysfunction as it relates to mental health symptoms. My greatest joy is my forever companion and our family with all our fun-loving grandchildren and the love and support received and given.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it supports the values I have for living and keeps my focus on the joy of eternal consequences as I work and live in the now. I am a Mormon because the precepts guide me to make the effort to be a better person. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have been given the opportunity to learn how to become more Christ-like through charitable service to others, both in and out side my church family. Since there is no paid ministry, I have been given the opportunity to accept callings and grow personally from that service. The scriptures are a treasure to me. In my younger days, the Biblical text was difficult for me to read and comprehend. Yet, as I opened the Book of Mormon, I began to feel a spirit of warmth and understanding as I read, pondered and prayed. Insights opened up to me and this process drove me to the Old and New Testaments of the Biblical texts. I learned, with diligence in reading, pondering and praying, with a grateful heart, the Spirit of God would fill my understanding in a way that was beyond my comprehension. I learned to the love the prophets of old and more importantly come to know, most assuredly, that God has placed his prophets upon the earth today. I have come to know my Savior, Jesus Christ, most personally. With great comfort, I can say that he lives. He overcame the bonds of death and is a perfectly resurrected being with a glorified body of flesh and bones and his atonement for our sins is complete; if we will but come unto him and turn from our sins. For all these things and more, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

As a Mormon, I put my time to use in building relationships with family, friends, and new friends. I try to find ways to lift others individually in my community and at work. I look for the good in people and encourage them to live life with possibilities and with purpose. As a Mormon I have served in support of community programs such as soccer programs for youth and participated in the political process as an election judge, a poll observer, as a committee chairman for a candidate and have put my foot in a race to influence issues that effect families and our prosperity. As a Mormon, I encourage my Christian friends of other faiths to be firm in their testimonies of Jesus Christ, be committed to their spouses and children. When helping others in conflict I encourage them to pray with me and invite the God of Heaven to assist. I find my life blessed when I visit the sick and the elderly or needy. I have been known to bring a stranded family home and aid them to get on their way. As a Mormon, I attend my church services regularly and attend to the responsibilities I am given as callings. I currently serve in a calling where I jointly make decisions that positively impact the activities of the members in 14 church units in the Greeley Colorado Stake. The Greeley Stake area includes Johnstown, Windsor, Greeley, Severance, Fort Moragn, Yuma and Sterling Colorado. Currently I meet with church leaders and members frequently at these locations besides my own assigned ward in the Fort Morgan area; as I live in Brush. I am an assigned home teacher in my home church unit in Fort Morgan area and attempt to connect with and up lift the members I am assigned to. When I serve I am happiest and a better person to others and my family. When I am engaged in living my faith with service to others I become closer to Jesus Christ and feel his love. This in turn makes me a better husband, father and friend.