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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a father of five. I'm a gamer. I'm a railroad conductor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Even though I am quickly approaching my 40s, I'm still trying to figure out what I want to be "when I grow up." I served in the US Air Force in computer communications, I have a degree in Anthropology, and I currently work as a Facility Coordinator for an energy management company. I have a passion for strategy board games and role-playing games which I now mostly play with my five children. I also love a cappella music and have dreams of being in a group again someday (perhaps a barbershop quartet?). My wife and I have been married for almost 15 years now. Over those 15 years, we have moved 17 times - either for work or school. We are grateful to have finally purchased our first house (and struggling to remodel it - something I found I have no talent for) and are able to settle down...for now.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to the Episcopal church. My father grew up Mormon and we always had members from the church visiting us. As a young child, it was all the same to me. Church was church. When I was 15, we had the missionaries over to our house...again. Us kids could practically teach the lessons to the missionaries as we had heard them so many times growing up. When it came time for the missionaries to invite us (again) to be baptized, I listened as the expected answers of "no" went around the room. Then I heard someone say "yes." I looked up in surprise; everyone was looking at me in astonishment. It was me who said yes. I admit that I was not fully "converted" at that point. I'm not even sure I could point to a specific moment of conversion. Through trial and error (lots and lots of errors) I learned that it was the little things that added to my testimony. I can now state with full conviction that I know Jesus Christ is my savior. I know that through His atonement I can be forgiven of my sins. I know that the Book of Mormon is more than just a collection of "neat stories" - they are the true record of Heavenly Father's dealings with His people. Together with the Bible, they form the foundation and a guide to my life.

How I live my faith

My current Church service is as the 11-year old scout leader. It gives me the opportunity to be outside camping and teaching the boys about the wonders of God's creation. Other details of living my faith revolve around the little things: spending time with my family, attending church, going to the temple with my wife, and giving blessings of comfort and encouragement to my kids. It affects the movies I watch, the music I listen to, and the activities I choose to participate in.