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Hi I'm Norman C. Boehm

Born of German immigrant parents, I grew up in California. I am a retired state and local government executive. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My wonderful and lovely wife and I are parents of four grown children. We have 11 grandchildren. Now retired, my career as a state and local government executive gave me great opportunity for innovation and service. I enjoy photography, continuing learning and education and have a hobby as a woodworker using power tools in my garage shop. I have had opportunity to visit many parts of the world and have lived several years in Germany and Russia as a representative of my Church. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

For many, the things taught of God transcend just knowing about them, but rather are recognized as real and true. For some, that realization may come in a flash. For others, the realization comes gradually and accumulatively. For me, I have always known deep inside that I (and we all) have a Heavenly Father and a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. What I have learned from the scriptures and teachings of prophets and apostles has simply built upon that underlying testimony. The more I learn and serve, the strong my testimony grows. I know that God has power to speak to prophets in this day as much as in the past. I know that he spoke to his prophet Joseph Smith in answer to Joseph's prayer of which Church to join. I know that through Joseph Smith, the Lord re-established his work in our generation, in fulfillment of biblical prophecies about the latter-days that lead up to the eventual return of the Lord to govern the earth. We are in those days when many truths that were lost or not even thought of before will be returned and are being revealed. Part of that revelational renewal is the Book of Mormon, an ancient record of God's people on the American continent. The Book of Mormon testifies of Christ and reaffirms the validity of the Holy Bible. These two sacred books are joined by modern revelations as well, and give marvelous clarity to the nature of God and Christ, along with answers to the questions of where we came from, why we are here and what glorious futures lie ahead. I am grateful to God for living in these days. I am grateful to my Savior for the marvelous sacrifice he made for us. For me and for all of us, His suffering in Gethsame and then on the cross gave Him the capacity to forgive sins because He has garnered the resources in His "mercy and grace account" (as it were) to forgive the sins and bring peace to the repentant who otherwise would have to suffer the pains for their transgressions directly. I am happy to share this testimony.

How I live my faith

I have sought to reflect the values taught and learned as a member of the Church in my career. I have had the privilege of being called to serve as a missionary for the Church and to serve in a number of leadership positions over the years. Though I have advanced degrees in management and government, much of what I learned about leadership came from these volunteer Church positions. As a young Mormon Mission in Germany, I learned the language well and met my future wife, who also served as a missionary. Later in life, we had opportunity to serve together as missionaries in Russia. Church leaders also called us to serve as president and matron of one of its 140 temples. We work together to find our ancestors (genealogy) and are grateful for the many helpful resources now available. We seek to follow the Savior and work to leave a legacy of faithfulness to the Lord, Jesus Christ, to our children and theirs.