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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have the most wonderful wife and together we enjoy raising our five children, one girl followed by four boys. As a family we enjoy the outdoors. We love to camp, hike, ride our bikes, and play sports. When winter comes, you can find us on the ski slopes most weekends making a scene as all seven of us rambunctiously come down the mountain. I love to run, mountain bike, and play and watch sports. I grew up around construction and love being involved in the design and construction of buildings. I have worked as a structural engineer and most recently have been a consultant in green building design, construction, and operation.

Why I am a Mormon

The teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints simply make sense. Everything I read in the scriptures and everything that I hear from church leaders fits exactly with the way Jesus Christ showed us how to live when He was here on earth. Such things include caring for and serving others, being honest in all our dealings, working hard, and enjoying life and being happy. I love that the church teaches us the purpose of life and gives us hope and provides us the way to live forever with our families in the presence of God.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a clerk in our ward, which supports the bishopric in an administrative way. I enjoy studying the adult Sunday School lessons each week and volunteering to substitute teach the children’s primary classes when needed. I visit three families each month to make sure their needs are met and to provide a simple spiritual message. I have really enjoyed the friendships these visits have made and the closeness I feel to each of the families. Whether it is for work, my service in the community or church, or my efforts as a father and husband, I try to apply the scripture found in Proverbs 3: 5-6 which says “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” I have found when I include the Lord in what I do and ask for His help and live my life according to His teachings, my efforts are magnified and my joy is more complete.