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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a civil servant, a Boy Scout volunteer, a grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up near Washington, DC, but have lived in Georgia since the mid-1980s. My wife and I have raised five wonderful children here and we welcomed our first grandchild into the family last fall. I have been a volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America for a long time and find it the perfect vehicle for community service because its organizational values align so well with gospel principles. My dream is to retire from the federal government (soon!) and teach statistics at a small, liberal arts college.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was in graduate school, I became acquainted with a number of students who always seemed to be naturally happy. It turned out they were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and their happiness stemmed from living in harmony with the principles of the restored gospel. Even though I had always accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior, my friends were able to add to my knowledge and understanding to the point that becoming a member of the Church was a natural result. At work, I spend a lot of time reviewing public health data that describe the tragic consequences of poor decisions people make -- consequences that would be avoided if they knew, understood, and followed basic gospel principles. These experiences, along with knowing I can have my family with me for eternity if I am faithful, help me stay on the straight and narrow path.

How I live my faith

For me, the gospel provides a kind of lens through which I can view any situation -- at work, in my volunteer activities, with my family -- and know what I should do. I am convinced that being happy is the natural result of being selfless in all aspects of my life, so that's what I try to do.