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Hi I'm Regan

I am a college professor, a husband and a father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my high school sweetheart and have been blessed with a happy marriage and three wonderful children. I enjoy the outdoors -- mountain biking, hiking, camping, skiing -- and most any activity that involves my family. Although life can be busy, I really enjoy all of the things that I do. I work with amazing people both in my college and throughout the world and have been blessed with opportunities in my profession that I would never have imagined. I love teaching others. I love helping others and making a positive contribution.

Why I am a Mormon

I applied the experiment to exercise my faith described by the Book of Mormon prophet Alma (in Alma 32) in my life. I learned, one experience after another, that as I tested the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life, I felt the power of the Spirit grow inside me and I knew that what I was doing was right and was bringing greater happiness into my life. This proved true in attending church, studying and pondering the scriptures, serving others and living my life according to the Gospel standards. My wife and I came to a knowledge of these things together through the great love and friendship of another family in the Church. While in college, I was entirely focused on my education and career, whereas my dear wife was pondering greater questions, such as our purpose in life and plans to have a solid foundation for teaching our children. I finally opened my heart and asked the Lord through prayer for guidance. We then met this family who opened their hearts and home to us and taught us how the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ brought such great happiness to them in their daily lives. They quickly became our closest friends and continue to be as close as family to us today.

How I live my faith

I serve as the bishop ecclesiastical leader of a ward congregation with approximately 400 members. In this capacity I serve as the primary spiritual leader for members of the ward and look after their spiritual and temporal welfare. I am responsible for organizing and overseeing weekly worship services, Sunday school classes, youth activities and various supporting programs. I counsel with individuals and families on how to apply the Atonement of Christ to lift their burdens and overcome challenges in life. I seek out the poor and provide assistance to those in need. As we do not have a paid clergy, the service I offer as a bishop is outside of my full-time employment. Alone, my responsibilities would be insurmountable. Luckily, this is not how the Lord has organized His Church. Every faithful member provides a willingness to do their part. I am surrounded by faithful men and women leaders that have been called in our ward to serve in various positions and we all serve together to support all the needs of our members and to carry the work of the Lord forward. I am blessed continually to work with such wonderful and compassionate people. I cannot properly put into words the gratitude I feel towards my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for trusting in me, for caring for me and for my family, for bringing such great comfort and joy to all of God's children.