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Hi I'm Roger

I'm a Mormon. I am a descendent of Mormon pioneers. I grew up on a family farm in Idaho. Went to college for geology, finance.

About Me

I am married (43 years) and we have 6 grown children whom we love dearly- and 8 grand kids whom we love even more. Our family assembles often to travel, watch football, camp, kayak, hike and for family dinners on holidays. I am now retired, but worked in corporate finance for several years and before that was a geologist and a mining engineer. My employeer has gold mines in Ghana and I traveled there frequently for work assignments. I have served in our church teaching people how to find jobs, as a Cub Scout leader, as a church financial manager, as administrative assistant to the Bishop. My adorable lovely and charming wife taught school but is now retired. She also loves to travel, garden, kayak, and is a bike rider. One of my favorite activites is climbing the numerous 14,000+ foot peaks here in Colorado, having summited 125 of the 54 of Colorados 14ers so far. I plan to do more.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an inactive Mormon family in a largely Mormon community, the decendent of Mormom pioneers, but seldom attended church. When I was a boy of 10 or 11, I knew several kids who were the older children of my parents' friends and relatives. These kids were 8 to 10 years older than me and by the time I was a teenager, these older friends and acquaintences were at the point in their lives where they were making important life decisons about education, professions, spouses and life styles. By the time I graduated from college the consequneces of these friends' earlier choices were becoming evident and I saw a pattern. Not all, but a significant portion of those who had rejected an active Mormon lifestyle were dealing with difficult issues including health problems, difficcult family situations, addictions and poverty. And, not all, but a significant number of those who had accepted and lived by Mormon precepts had more stable families, better employment opportunities, less adictions and to my eye, just seemed a lot happier. A few years later we moved to Denver and we began attending church at a Mormon chapel near our home. We soon met the Bishop and many other faithful and gracious members who, over the next year, inspired us, taught us and loved us and now, 30 years later we are still active members. We have raised our children as Mormons and have strived every day to keep Christ's commandments in all that we do. And to no surprise, our lives have been blessed every day. Some of the blessings have been pure joy and others haves been comfort and guidance during periods of trials and tribulations. We have overcome many challenges and know that God was supporting and directing us as we faced and overcome our challenges. I know that our prayers are answered every day and I know that I would never trade what I have now for a life with out God, Christ and the comfort, blessings and strenth they send to us every day.

How I live my faith

EMPLOYMENT SPECIALIST: One night each week I lead a group of employment specialists that present a free employment seminar helping people to find jobs. I did this for about five years working with hundreds of church members, as well as their non-member friends and family. We taught resume writing, interviewing skills, skills for surviving unemployment, and net-working skills. CUB SCOUNT LEADER: As a Cub Scout leader, I have prepared and presented activities and lessons to help the Cubs have lots of fun while learning more about many aspects of their world including, their community, religion, the outdoors, swimming, camping and how to contribute in their community. I seek to live my faith by adhering to Christ's teachings and I sincerely strive day in and day out to help those in need, to comfort those with heavy burdens and to cheer up and strenghen my friends, family and associates, treating all people wth the same dignity and compassion that Christ extends to each one of us, becase we are all brothers and sisters, children of the same God, who has blessed us with life and all good things. In the past I have served in other capacities inlcuding, boy scout leader, sunday instructor for 14 to 16 young men, sunday school teacher to 10 year-olds and as a financial clerk.