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Hi I'm Josh

I'm a native of Arizona, an attorney and a Mormon.

About Me

Professionally, I am an attorney; however, that only paints half the picture. I am also a full-time diaper changer, referee in various sibling rivalries and in-home tutor. As a father of several young children it seems that I am always on the move. Still I manage find time to spend on a seemingly ever expanding list of hobbies and interests, from birdwatching to basketball and almost everything in between. I enjoy being outdoors and moving. This means that I enjoy working in the garden, fishing and hunting, hiking and enjoying this beautiful world. I also enjoy reading books of every type and description and can usually be found playing basketball or some other sport in season. Still, my favorite place to be is at home with my wife and children.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young child I learned that in order to really know something we need to seek out experiences that will help us learn and grow. I am a Mormon because I have learned for myself that God lives and loves us. He wants us to be happy. He knows what is important to us. For this purpose He has called a prophet to teach us His will and protect us from misery and discouragement. Throughout my life I have had consistent reminders of the bounteous love that our Father in Heaven has for us. I have received tangible answers to prayers. All of these experiences have helped maintain a positive outlook in an increasingly dreary world. I take great comfort in knowing that there is a Plan for my eternal happiness and the eternal happiness of my family.

How I live my faith

In the church, I serve as an assistant scoutmaster and teacher for twelve and thirteen year old boys. I also sing in the ward choir, somewhat reluctantly. As an assistant scoutmaster we try to take the boys on at least one campout every month to various parts of the state. We also help the boys organize and execute weekly activities. In these activities we learn skills, meeting with people from the community and generally try to have fun. From jello fights to service projects, it is often something different week to week. We do try to encourage the boys to earn their Eagle Scout award and focus many of our activities on earning merit badges. We also hope to teach these boys to be productive members of the community through service. The ward choir is a loosely organized vocal group. We perform about eight times a year during our church meetings. We meet about three times a month. While no one would confuse us with a professional choir, we have a lot of fun singing hymns and learning beautiful music.