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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a husband. I'm a father. I'm an electrical engineer. I'm a Mormon. I'm just a regular guy.

About Me

Truth be told, the only remarkable thing about me is how amazingly unremarkable I am. I was a middle child born into a middle-class family. I attended public school. I played community league sports. I got into a little trouble as a kid, but nothing serious. I was an Eagle Scout. I served a mission in Bulgaria for two years. I went to college and managed to eventually get a degree in Electrical Engineering. I've been working for the same company since graduating over a decade ago. Somewhere along the way I managed to convince a beautiful and brilliant girl that she should team up with me and give that marriage thing a shot. Two dogs and two kids later we're doing pretty good. It hasn't all been roses and sunshine, though. There are days when we go to bed exhausted but sleep eludes us. There are times when we laugh together uncontrollably when life becomes too unbearable to take seriously. There are moments when a look between us conveys more than an hour of conversation ever could. We've fought tough battles together. We've overcome large setbacks together. We've faced heartbreak and frustration together. In the end, though, we're still together. So, alone I am pretty boring, but together with my wife we're amazing.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has what I need to reach the highest potential that a child of God can achieve. Like countless others who are trying their best to do what is right, I am always striving to better myself and become a more faithful follower of Jesus Christ. Through careful study, observation, and personal reflection, I have come to the conclusion that there is no better path to follow to achieve this goal than to follow the teachings of this church. As simple as it is, that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

One of the great things about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the opportunity to get involved and serve others. It's often difficult to explain to my friends exactly what I do when I tell them I have "church stuff" to go to. Everyone in our congregation, including the leaders, are volunteers. The roles change regularly, and you're never quite sure what's coming next. I've helped out with the nursery program for very young kids, been a Cub Master in the Scout program, kept track of membership numbers and records as a clerk -- the list could go on for pages. My friends sometimes ask if I've been promoted in my church calling, and it makes me smile a bit. There is no leadership track to follow or hierarchy to climb. Everyone helps out where they're asked because it needs to be done, plain and simple. I could lead a congregation of 600 people for a while and then be asked to teach Sunday School to six-year-olds. More importantly that all of that, I think, is what the gospel of Jesus Christ brings into my family. I'm just as clueless as the next guy when it comes to being a husband and father, but I have the advantage of being able to turn to the principles and teachings of the Church to learn ways to become better at what I feel is my most important calling. I think the best indication of a church's influence on a person is how they treat their family. I try to live my faith by working together with my wife as partners in a coordinated effort to make it through this life providing the best of everything for my family. I think the best way to describe how I live my faith is to say that I'm trying to do what Jesus taught and take care of others as best I can.