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Hi I'm Steve

I grew up in the Rocky Mountains of Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming. I am most at home in the outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college graduate with a bachelor of science degree in fisheries and wildlife management. I am the husband of one, the father of 9 and the grandfather of 36. I love my family, the outdoors and nature, and I also love music. But, most of all I love my heavenly father and his son, Jesus Christ. You see, it is they who have given me this wonderful opportunity to come to this earth and to experience all of these other blessings.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised in the Church, I didn't receive a personal confirmation of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ until I was 25 years old. I reached a point in my life when I felt a need for my own personal testimony of its truth. Not knowing what else to do, I decided to follow the suggestion taught by missionaries worldwide. I read the Book of Mormon and accepted the challenge I found in the first few verses of the last chapter in the book. I asked God, the Father, in the name of His son, Jesus Christ, if what I had just read was true. I received a personal confirmation, by the power of the Holy Ghost, that the Book of Mormon was another testiment of Jesus Christ, that the gospel was true, and that this truly is the restored church of Jesus Christ that was originally established by Him. This knowledge has become the driving force for my life. Everything I am, everything I do, and everything I hope to become centers on this knowledge.

How I live my faith

I have accepted the oath and covenant of the Priesthood of God and have committed to serve in my community and in the Church in whatever capacity I am called. I currently serve as the Stake Young Men President in the stake (geographical area) where I live. As part of that commitment, I also serve in my local district of the Boy Scouts of America. My primary responsibilities are to teach and train the local unit leaders how to teach personal integrity, service, citizenship, and leadership skills to the young men ages 12 through 18 in their respective communities. I oversee the planning and execution of large-scale activities and service projects that are difficult to facilitate at the local unit level in order to provide meaningful experiences for the young men. I also accept Priesthood assignments in my local unit as the need arises. I watch over four other families as part of a large support system to meet the needs of every individual and family in our community.