What Is a Church Community?

The video player could not be built.

Do you want to chat with a missionary?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Start a chat or call us at 1-888-537-6600.

Hi I'm Carlos Schulz

I have been atheist, agnostic and now, as of March 2011, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for the past 13 years to my wife Kendra. We have three children ranging from 12-4 years of age. I work as a firefighter/paramedic, and have been employed in EMS for 18 + years total. I really enjoy the outdoors and most all those type of activities. Hiking, camping, fishing and hunting are some of my more common activities. I prefer archery hunting and fly fishing, but enjoy all outdoor activities. I enjoy my family time, and doing as much as I can with them. We enjoy driving back country roads (off-road), traveling to California to enjoy the beach and playing cards and other games at home or on the road.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a recent convert to the church, March of 2011. I was raised in a basic christian religion, and at about age 12 I stopped attending church. I was asking questions and feeling like I could not get an answer that I was comfortable with. I have been atheist, agnostic and now a Mormon. My wife has been a member her whole life, my children have been raised in the church since their births. I had exposure to members of the church through my family and co-workers, and had asked several questions along the way. I had experienced several "unknown" events throughout my life. Events and feelings that I could not explain or justify. These unknowns were placed aside and began to build up. My box of unknowns began to overflow last fall, when my questions were again surfacing. I had three areas of contention and questions surrounding religion, especially the Mormon religion. Faith, prayer and heaven. I was fortunate to find the answers that I needed to finish my conversion. I was baptized in March, at the age of 37. I now know that the "unknowns" that I experienced in my life, was the spirit touching my life and inspiring and helping show me what I was missing. Since my baptism, my life has improved tremendously, my family has grown and strengthened as well. I look forward to next spring to become sealed to my wife and children for time and eternity. Family is everything!

How I live my faith

As a family, we develop and strengthen our faith by participating in a variety of activities. The keys to these activities is doing them together as a family, and adding the spirit to those plans. Family home evenings, reading scriptures, family prayers, paying tithing and being involved in ward or stake activities.