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Hi I'm Chuck

I'm a Mormon. A husband, father, athlete, nerd, and son of a loving Heavenly Father.

About Me

I try to spend as much time as I can on two wheels or the water (bike, motorcycle, kiteboard, surf, wake, snowboard, you name it, bring it on!) Fortunately, my family loves outdoor adventure as much as I, so we're frequently the ones that elicit the question "you brought kids HERE?!"

Why I am a Mormon

I'm analytical by nature, and the gospel of Jesus Christ just makes sense. As an engineer, I analyze, dissect, and optimize based on empirical data. From a pragmatic view, the precepts and lifestyle taught by the church are the best formula for happiness I've ever found. Once the methodology is tested and proven, and one begins really applying the simple principals to daily life, even bigger benefits become obvious. Soon, inexplicable but very tangible benefits of living close to the Spirit are manifest at every turn. I'm grateful for parents who taught correct principals and challenged me to study and prayerfully find my own path to happiness.

How I live my faith

I feel very blessed to have been asked to lead the Venture Boy Scout Crew for our congregation. They're a lively group of 16-18 year old boys who keep me on my toes, but their energy and goodness is a true inspiration. As with my own children, they are a strong manifestation of a God who loves each of us, and has endowed us with individual gifts and challenges. With both groups of kids, it is amazing to observe (and in some small ways help them with) their growth and learning new skills- temporal as well as spiritual.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

Missionaries save money to pay their own way to go out and spend 18-24 months sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Some times parents or family members help, but many young people work and save while going to school in order to go and serve. Show more Show less

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Fortunately, we seek to help all whenever we get a chance. We consider every person to be spiritual offspring of a loving Father in Heaven, and, therefore our brothers and sisters in the truest sense. The US Census reports we in Pennsylvania have the lowest per capita LDS membership of any state. In addition to encouragement to be actively involved in local community service, we hold at least 2 major Mormon Helping Hands events per year. These have included major flood cleanups, overhauls to community centers and large community beautification projects. I've spent countless hours in that type of service and have yet to work in a home or property of a Latter Day Saint. I'm grateful for a church that teaches Christ's principal to love and serve all! Show more Show less