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Hi I'm Brian

I grew up in Mukilteo, Washington. I help families when someone dies. I am a funeral director / embalmer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family. I have been married for 20 years and have three wonderful kids. I enjoy scuba diving, hiking, camping, boating and spending time with my family. I love my job as a funeral director... I know I can make a difference in helping people through one of the worst times in their life... loosing a loved one. I enjoy helping people. I have always been active and involved with sports participating and coaching. I competed at the state championships in the pole vault and went on to receive a scholarship for track, specifically in the pole vault.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe the book of Mormon is true. When I was growing up, my friends would introduce me to others, saying... "This is Brian, he's Mormon, but he's pretty cool." That bothered me, so one day I asked why they introduce me that way. They said, "You're Mormon because your parents are Mormon, its not your fault. I'm Catholic because my parents are Catholic." That statement really bothered me. I was either a Mormon or I wasn't, and I wanted it to be my choice. So, I set out to find out for myself... I began reading the Book of Mormon and did the things I knew were right and good... like say my prayers morning and night, attend church. I gave myself a month of doing this and then thought I would ask God if the book I was reading was true and if the things I was doing were right. In the course of doing this, I can't deny what I felt. I felt I was reading truth, that the people in the Book of Mormon were real and the events really happened. That Christ really appeared to those living in the Americas. So at the end of the month, I knelt down to pray about the truthfulness of what I was reading and doing. I didn't hear a voice or see a vision, but felt a feeling of... "You know this is true, why are you asking me, when I have already answered you." It is hard to explain in words what I felt, but I am a Mormon because its my choice, and I know its true. It brings me great peace and joy, and I have a better perspective about what is important and what really isn't.

How I live my faith

I currently oversee the Sunday school program for the youth and adults, the weekly activities for the 14-16 yr old kids. I also oversee the community service events our congregation participates in, the emergency preparedness plan of our community and have been assigned five families to look after each month and make sure their needs are met. There are no paid positions in the church we all help each other draw closer to Jesus Christ. It is not always easy to serve, but I have found by helping people I am a happier person.