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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a Psychologist for the U.S. Army. I'm a Mormon, and I was a missionary in Switzerland.

About Me

I am a psychologist for the U.S. Army, and I work every day with soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. My beautiful wife and I were sealed in the Jordan River Temple, and we have been married 10 years. We have four wonderful little girls. In my free time I like to play chess, read German Literature, and play the piano. I also play the Double Bass, and I was a member of the Orchestra at Temple Square for 4 years.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors were early converts to the Mormon church in the 1830s. They crossed the plains with the Mormon Pioneers, served in the Mormon Battalion, and settled in the town of Orderville in southern Utah. I am proud of the heritage they passed on to me, and I strive to live up to the ideals that they gave my family. When I was a teenager, I wanted to know for myself whether or not the teachings were true that were passed down to me by my ancestors. I read the Book of Mormon and began attending religious study classes at my High School. I prayed to Heavenly Father to ask whether or not the Book of Mormon was correct, and whether Joseph Smith was a true prophet. I received an answer to my prayers through the Holy Ghost, the strongest feeling of peace and conviction I ever experienced. I knew that the things I had been taught by my family were right. From that time, I worked hard to live the gospel and served a mission to Switzerland soon after. Ten years later, I am even more sure of my conviction to serve in the church and live the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I serve in my local congregation by helping to train instructors, and have been an Organist for various congregations for most of the last decade. I also teach lessons on principles of the gospel one Sunday every month in church. I try to help as much as I can in the community, volunteering for various events and causes. The main way that I live my faith is at home with my family. We sit down together every night to read the scriptures and pray as a family. My kids' favorite night of the week is Mondays when we set aside a special time to sing hymns, learn about the teachings of Jesus Christ, and play games together.