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Hi I'm Stewart

I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and have been a small business owner in Austin, Texas for nearly 20 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and grew up around Mormons. After high school, I received a call to serve a full-time mission in what many referred to as the heart of the bible-belt, where I labored in Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana. Upon returning from missionary service, I married the most beautiful girl at our high school. I graduated from the college in Organizational Communication; and accepted a position as a business consultant. Later, I accepted a position as the Director of Human Resources for a local restaurateur. While employed, I continued my education and I received a Master’s Degree in Organizational Communication. Eventually, I resigned my position in HR and became the co-founder of a consulting firm where I served as President and CEO. The restaurateur became our first client. I sold the business and moved to Texas, where I currently work as a financial advisor and bakery owner. My wife and I have five children and 3 grandchildren. I love gathering as a family. I also enjoy snow-skiing, water-skiing, hunting, fishing and running. My wife and I completed a marathon and I have currently found a passion for competing in triathlons with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; however, my parents were only partially active in the Church; and they became progressively less active as I grew up. My family and I fully participate in living the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ and serving in the Church as a matter of choice. I have come to appreciate that my choice to continue living my religion brings happiness and that my happiness is most closely associated with the blessings of family. I believe that being a Mormon is not just a way of life; it is the way to a more abundant life. I have come to know and to understand that I have a concerned and loving Heavenly Father and that His Son, Jesus Christ is the Redeemer of the world. Knowing of Their love for me makes it easy to accept and to know that Heavenly Father has called prophets today, just as He did anciently to guide us through the vicissitudes of life. I have come to know and to understand that their counsel brings happiness. I also know and understand that my happiness is centered in the atonement of Christ and in the well-being of my family. Being a Mormon supports me in my responsibilities as a husband, father and grandfather.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by actively serving. Serving others brings a compassion and love for those I serve. I especially appreciate opportunities to serve my family, within the Church and in the community. I learned to love to serve during a two year period as a full-time missionary in the deep South and I discovered that I came to really love these gracious people. I have subsequently served in a variety of positions in the Church; such as working with young men and scouts, working with missionaries and with members generally through several leadership positions. One of my most rewarding experiences serving in the Church came as I had the blessing and opportunity to organize and to participate in a chain-saw crew of over 200 men. We traveled over four hours to Lake Jackson, Texas in the aftermath of a hurricane, where we cleaned up and removed tress that had fallen on homes and in yards. Shortly thereafter, a large group traveled to Galveston Island to muck out the mud filled homes of those that had suffered great losses in the same storm. On occasion, I still wear the same bright yellow “Mormon Helping Hands” T-shirt that I proudly wore while serving the people of the devastated Gulf Coast.