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Hi I'm Duane

Elementary and junior high school years spent in southeast Missouri. Moved to California & eventually to Arizona.

About Me

Father of three grown daughters. Enjoy camping (now use a travel trailer instead of a tent), enjoy photography -- wildlife and scenery although family members appear in some.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church approximately 2 weeks prior to my marriage. My wife was a member of the church and I had no real religious preference. My mom attended Pentecostal churches but was not really active. When I proposed marriage my wife's branch president refused to perform the ceremony. She requested and received permission for the First Counselor to perform the ceremony. While I was attending Electronics school at the Naval Training Center at Treasure Island, San Francisco I was contacted by full-time elders. The message made sense to me and I was baptized. I later realized the elders contacted me at the request of the first presidency or their office because of the request for the first counselor to perform the ceremony.

How I live my faith

I have served in the following positions: Young Men President, Sunday School President, Teacher Improvement Instructor, Sunday School Teacher, Scout Master, Ward Clerk, Bishop, Executive Secretary, Primary Teacher, both bishopric counselors.