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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a father of three grown kids. I'm husband to a woman I'm crazy about. I ride bikes and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well, there are many aspects to me...I've been married 30 years and my wife and I have three great grown kids and not a single one has returned back home to live! They will each make a great contribution to this world - I'm very proud of them. My wife and I teach a class for other couples to help them learn more about having vibrant and effective marriages. We try to help each couple see their good and bad behaviors and communications habits. We build upon the good and help them to start weeding out the bad. It has been so rewarding to see and hear about changes taking place in the most important relationship any of us will have in this life! My wife is an incredible and talented woman. She makes me strive to be the best man I can be. In my work, I consult with not-for-profit hospitals by managing and leading the development of new hospital campuses and expansions. I work with very talented and bright people from whom I learn a great deal each day. It is very exciting to be part of creating environments which are a part of people's healing process. My wife and I are avid cyclists - we are working to stay younger than our years would indicate. I have been fortunate enough to build some skills building fine furniture and cabinetry. I love to work in my shop. We are kind of crazy baseball fans. I love the game at any level. We love to travel - seeing others from around the world helps us to realize just how similar we all are.

Why I am a Mormon

During most of my youth, I was the only full-time member of the LDS church in my home. Eventually, the church became important to my parents but, I'm sad to say, it never has for my siblings. This has given me a good perspective on how spiritual things work differently for each of us. All of us are God's children and at different stages of life, we will all have some need for spiritual strength that we cannot come up with on our own. I love to talk of spiritual matters with others since almost all of us are on some kind of quest for greater spirituality in this difficult life. God's plan is for his children to be happy and find joy in this life. At times, we're all our own worst enemies when our choices take us in the opposite direction! We stumble, get up, try to learn, and hopefully move on to a better life. I think that attitude has a lot to do with my commitment to the Mormon church. We are taught of God's love and that we can have a personal relationship with Him. This perspective makes me want to live my life in a way that will please Him - that makes it easier to make the right choices in life. As I try to use my heart and my mind to understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I find great harmony in its teachings. As I have served others, studied the scriptures, and prayed to know of its truth, sweet confidence and assurance has flowed to my heart in answer to my prayers. Christ taught that the Holy Ghost would teach all things to our minds and that it was the Holy Ghost who would testify to all of us of the Father and Son. He has performed that miracle in my life. I stumble, even fall at times, but behind it all remains my testimony of God's love for me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being the same person to anybody I encounter any day of the week. I guess most of us are at our best around our spouse and children. In my work or with my friends, I try to act in a way that would not embarrass me if my wife or kids were there. I try to live the same standard no matter where I am or the circumstances I may find myself. Living with God after this life is my goal. I know that He wants us to be clean and pure to achieve that. That perspective helps to shape my actions each and every day. I try not to be too selfish with my time and energies so that I can be helpful to others. I try to serve in the community to make it a better place. In the past I have served on the board and as board president of one of Denver's Hospice organizations. That was so fulfilling! You my know that the Mormon church has no paid leadership. As such, we all receive assignments from our leaders to serve in various capacities. I have taught small children in their primary gospel classes. I have been a leader responsible for asking others to serve. We teach at all times whether we know it or not. There is always someone who might look my way - it's up to me to make sure that they respect what they see. In the long run, I just try to be as good of a person as I can be. I hope to make a difference in my life that will bless others. God showed us a path by giving us the commandments (key to a happy life) and Christ's great example (how to love others). I think if I can stay close to these patterns God has given us, my life should be pleasing to Him.