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Hi I'm Michael

I'm a Husband, a Father of 5 children, a Software Engineer, a Musician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married by childhood sweetheart. We both remember promising eachother when we were small children that we'd get married when we grew up. We have 5 children, who keep us pretty busy! I am a Computer Programmer, which was my second favorite thing growing up. My first love was music. I play violin and piano, conduct our church choir, and love to listen to just about every kind of music. I have also played in local community orchestras. Most recently, I was the assistant Concert Master in the Arapahoe Philarmonic. I also enjoy swimming, bicycling, and camping with my children.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were active members of the LDS religion when I grew up, so I was raised in the church. My parents had some marital issues and were divorced when I was fairly young. My mom continued taking me to church through my teenage years, and it was during that time when I began to discover my own faith and beliefs. I had some LDS friends, but the majority of my friends were not LDS. I actually think that was a good thing for me... my friends frequently challenged my beliefs, which gave me incentive to understand my religion and explore my own beliefs. After High School, I attended my first year of college at SMU in Texas, where I was one of 4 active mormons. Thanks to some very diligent friends in the local student congregation, my belief in my church finally began to solidify, and I decided to serve as a missionary for my church. I am a mormon because I believe in the precepts of my church, and because I have found that living by the principals of the LDS faith bring me the most happiness in my life. I believe in the strong family values of the LDS religion, and have found that living this religion constantly challenges me to be better than I am. I am also a mormon because I believe in the Savior, Jesus Christ, and find that this religion helps me understand the Savior and His purpose in my life and for my life.

How I live my faith

A couple times a month, I teach the men in our ward about gospel principals. I also conduct the church choir in my congregation each Sunday. Our choir performs about once a month in our Sacrament meeting. In the past, I have also participated in our congregation's Nursery, in the Primary, and in the Young Men program.