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Hi I'm Wayne

I'm an actor, a director, a scenic carpenter, a family man and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am divorced, very happily remarried and am dedicated to raising my step-daughter and my son. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre and my Masters in communication with an emphasis in theatre. I am currently the Education Director for an arts training program and family oriented theatre company. I am an avid reader and love to attend and perform in theatre and film. I have a keen interest in the history of the American West and horseback riding. My family and my testimony are the greatest joys of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I am fifth generation Mormon I wasn't really converted, which is to say that I didn't have a true testimony or a lasting faith until I was in my 30's. I have discovered that my membership in the church is not just cultural or a family tradition but the cornerstone of who I am and how I approach life. I enjoy the church's optimism, modesty, structure and desire to serve people both in and out of our faith but more than this, I have a sure and certain knowledge that the gospel is true in every particular. I have been supported and sustained through all manner of earthly trials, including my divorce, by the love of my Heavenly Father. I have felt and can testify to the healing and guiding powers of the Holy Ghost and know of a certainty that I would be lost without them. I am a Mormon because the gospel of Jesus Christ enables me, ennobles me and guides and directs my life.

How I live my faith

I am an instructor for the men's group in my ward. Twice a month I lead discussions on gospel principles and the teachings of the prophets. This has lead to me employing these ideals in my every day life. Brigham Young, a latter day prophet and celebrated pioneer, reportedly said,” If I were placed on a cannibal island and given the task of civilizing its people I should straightway build a theatre for the purpose." I have taken this point of view to heart and approach my work in theatre using the gospel and the structure of the church as a template. I regularly pray for guidance in my labors, our company only produces works that are family appropriate and intellectually stimulating, we believe in the values of honesty, hard work and self-sufficiency, in addition we have adopted the church's dress code and rules of modesty. The result is that we are the fastest growing theatrical company in our area and have won numerous awards for excellence. I also live my faith in my home. Although my wife and stepdaughter are of another religion we still celebrate where own beliefs overlap. We pray together as a family, discuss Bible stories and observe Christmas and Easter as religious events as well as secular Holidays. I know our mutual faith in Jesus Christ and in God the Father strengthens our family bonds. When I apply the precepts of my faith in every aspect of my life I am blessed.