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Hi I'm Ryan

I am a scientist. I'm a husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of two beautiful children. My life revolves around my family. Everything I do is to support and nurture the love and joy in my family. I have a PhD in Atmospheric Chemistry, and study how the chemistry of gases and particles in the air effect our lives. I enjoy reading fiction, fantasy and biographies. I also enjoy the outdoors through activities such as running and mountain biking.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). My experiences as a child and as part of a family taught me to listen to promptings from our Heavenly Father which grew into a belief and trust in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. As a child I learned from experiences that God does answer our prayers and that we can ask Him for guidance in all aspects of our lives. I have come to have a deep fondness and love of the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, of his sacrifice and that there is a prophet on the earth today, just as in the times of the Bible.

How I live my faith

My belief in Jesus Christ and in His church motivates me in all areas of my life. It helps me to be a better person, treat those around with love and care- because all people are sons and daughters of God. At church I have led the Men's organization which typically includes the younger adult men of our congregation (ward). I often get the opportunity to teach and lead discussions on Gospel topics and to organize and watch out for the members of our congregation, providing service and help to those in need inside and outside of our congregation. I love being part of this group of men who look out for each others' families and feel comfortable discussing spiritual matters on a regular basis- sharing insights and experiences as well as questions that have been on their minds. I come away from our meetings feeling richly blessed to have been able to participate and feel of the Spirit. Currently I have the opportunity to serve and minister to individual members of our congregation and the community who are in need physically and spiritually. I am always in awe of the power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ to remove guilt and heal people. Living my faith give me hope and peace. While church services may be stressful sometimes with two energetic children, my wife and I know that our examples of faith in our Savior do effect our children and that it is a blessing to be able to learn of Christ and to teach our children about Him and how to come to know Him.