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Hi I'm Cory

I'm a Physical Therapist, a husband, a father, a fly fisherman, a singer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father with one terrific son and two beautiful daughters. My wife and children are the most wonderful part of my life and I love being a husband and Dad. I attended Brigham Young University and later went to school in Chicago to become a Physical Therapist. I love helping people get better after they are injured, although I know there are times that they think of me as a “terrorist”, not their therapist. Along with my son I am a huge sports fan. We love to follow BYU, the Chicago Cubs, Real Salt Lake, the Arizona Cardinals, and many others. I love to fly fish and tie my own flies. I love to travel when I get the chance. Along with my daughters, I sing with the Mormon Choral Organization of America.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. My family heritage within the Church goes back many generations to the early pioneers of the Church. I grew up always being very involved in the programs of the Church with my family and knew from a very early age that those things were important to me. As a young teenager I was involved in the Boy Scouts of America and earned my Eagle Scout award. A strong belief in God and the values I learned from Church and Scouting helped shape my life and still influence me today. While in high school I began singing in school choirs and found that I could feel closer to God through music than just about any other way. Joining the Mormon Choral Organization of America in 2009 and singing with them since that time has enriched my life again through spiritual music. I especially enjoy the music of Christmas time, remembering and celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ and his life. I served as a full time missionary for the Church in Uruguay, South America. To this day I still love the culture and people of Uruguay and I am so grateful for what I learned there. I had the privilege of teaching and sharing my testimony of the Church to the people there, and felt so happy to see many make changes in their lives to follow Christ and become members of the Church. For the most part my family and I have been very blessed but when difficulties or struggles have come our way, I have found that my faith in God and the knowledge I have that His Church is on the earth has helped me through those rough times. My testimony of Jesus Christ guides me in everything I do. I would truly feel lost without it.

How I live my faith

One very different thing about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as compared to many other churches, is the involvement of our members themselves in positions of leadership, teaching, etc. Even as early as a twelve years old youth I remember on more than one occasion being asked to prepare and give a short talk during our main worship service. Along with serving as a full time missionary, I have had the opportunity to serve in many other ways in the Church. I have been a teacher with children and youth groups. I have been a Cub Master and Scout Master for the Cub Scout and Boy Scout groups in Church congregations where we have lived. My wife has served as the president of the women’s organization of our congregation. Currently I am serving as a councilor to the Bishop of our congregation. This puts me in a position of leadership working with the children and youth groups including Scouting, helping other leaders to organize and carry out the programs that have been designed for them and supporting our Bishop in his service. I remember my father serving in a similar way when I was young and missing having him in our home. At times when I am away from my family, involved in this service, I miss them as well, but I know that what I am doing is blessing the lives of others and the satisfaction and blessings that come back to me and my family, through this service, is so rewarding, I would never have it any other way.