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Hi I'm Chuck

I am a communications engineer, POMs dad, family man, computer enthusiast, dirt bike rider, and believer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am technical-minded. I love to study how things work. I am an engineer by training and by profession. It is part of my heart and soul. I love my professional work. I have a beautiful wife and 3 grown-up children. I met her in Sacramento. She is from Brazil. We share so many values in common, but are so different in many other ways. Yet there is purpose in Family, and I am better for it. Family gives me a sense of belonging and gratitude for the things that I have been given. I have a keen sense of responsibility. For the most part, I am principle-centered in my decision making. I believe in doing right for the greater good. That makes me selfless in many respects. During my downtime, I like to relax, be with my family, read, or watch a good movie. I am a motocross and computer programming enthusiast. The moutains in Colorado are great for riding dirt bikes. I just wish I had more time for the mountains.

Why I am a Mormon

The missionaries found me when I was 19. I surely wasn't looking for them. However, I accepted them without reservation and instantly discovered things about their teachings that resonated with my current understanding of the Gospel, which I had learned and accepted in my youth. I also learned of things quite unique to the Mormon faith, which, to a child would be easy and most natural to comprehend, but to a proud college-age student of much learning within the world, were difficult to accept at first. I knew my excess baggage had to go and it took me 6 months to get there, but in the end I decided for myself to do what I considered to be the right thing to do and I joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, while a sophomore in college. I am proud to be called a Mormon. For me, there is much good in that name. The name instantly brings to my mind the many people whom I have known over the past 25+ years, who strive to be Christian in all of their doings. I am happy to take upon myself that name as a description of who I am and what I believe in. I continue to this day in my Mormon faith, accepting the doctrines, teachings, and understandings that have been bestowed upon the Church, as if the Savior himself has personally bestowed them upon me. I am grateful to belong to a Church and to a body of believers who believe in seeking after all truth. It fits my personality and my view in life perfectly. In my Church, I find much peace.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily. It is impossible for me to separate what I believe from what I do both inside and outside of my time in Church service. Before I joined the Church, I saw myself as a spectator, reading the scenes of God's involvment with His children over history and within the sacred scriptures left to us from our forebears, but not feeling authorized to participate on God's grand stage in keeping with that history and furthering His work. The thrill of joing the latter-day work as a member of the Church continues with me this day. I live my faith, not as a spectator, but as a participant. With integrity toward my fellow beings, I strive to live a rectified life in harmony of what I believe so dearly to be true. I try to be friendly to all, and to treat everybody of whom I know and with whom I come into contract with dignity and respect. I currently teach Sunday school with my wife to 5 and 6-year-old children within my congregation (i.e. ward). I love my assignment for I learn so much from them and they are fun. Just a few Sundays ago, I remember looking into the face of a wholesome and trusting boy, as he sang one of our primary songs with other children of similar age. In those few minutes, a multitude of feelings came over me as thoughts came into my mind about the Love God has for us, his children and how much trust God has placed in us "Grown-ups" to love and cherish our younger generation. Further, how much more should I be trusting of the things that deserve my trust. With these moments of keen insight, I am amply rewarded for the service that I give.