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Hi I'm Chuck

I'm a Christian, a Husband, a Father, a Grandfather, a bike cyclist and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud father of two girls a boy and one grand daughter. This past year we had an additional teenage boy join our family, whom has brought a great deal of love and joy into our lives. Although the company I work for has been purchased twice over the past 10 years, I have worked with the same organization for 30 years. I work in the pharmaceutical industry as a sales manager. I have been married to the same woman for over 26 years and we have lived in the same house we purchased as newlyweds. I am devoted to my wife and family. We love to spend time together and enjoy the great outdoors of the Pacific NW. As a family we enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking, and snow sports. I am an avid cyclist. My son and I have completed the STP (Seattle to Portland) 200 mile bike ride twice. We also enjoy riding around the San Juan Islands in the Puget Sound. Our favorite family vacation place is Whistler Canada.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, because it is TRUE! At times in my youth i tried to run from my beliefs almost like Jonah and the great fish (whale). No matter where i tried to run I found that God had a plan for me and as long as i wanted to be happy in life, i had to follow his plan not mine. Once i decided to devote my life to doing what God wanted me to do, i found great joy and happiness. I served a two year LDS mission at age 23, because i pray for a desire to do what God wanted me to do. It was the best decision that i have ever made in my life. I was one of the few in the LDS religion who completed their college degree prior to serving a mission. It set the foundation for the rest of my life and my eternal happiness. I can honestly say that my professional career would not have been possible if i had not served the Lord on my LDS mission.

How I live my faith

I have learned over the years that i am happiest when i am serving others. We as a family have served others in a variety of ways. Feeding the homeless Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. Voluteering to collect food and schoold supplies for the needy. We have had over 30 foster children live with us over the years. Our current teenage son, is my sons best friend from school, he showed up on our door step without a place to live on Christmas eve. We have come to love him as one of our own. We have found that every child has a special spirit about them that will bring love and joy into your life. I currently work as a counselor under the Bishop of our congregation. Preveriouly i have worked as a President of our Youth organizaiton, Assistant Scout leader in our LDS Trrop, and as a Scout Master. These experiences prepared me to help my son become an Eagle Scout.

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

Chuck
Serving a mission is highly recommeded, but not mandated by the Church. Since many fathers of young men in the Church have served LDS missions and feel that it was perhaps the best two years of their lives, they encourage their sons to serve. Some young men my feel pressured into serving a mission because of this, but most serve because they want to share the joys of the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. Show more Show less