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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a husband, father, attorney, writer, and baker of chocolate chip cookies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a native Nebraskan. When I was nineteen, I left family and schooling behind to serve a two-year church mission in the Dominican Republic. While I was there, I shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ on a full-time basis and learned to speak Spanish fluently. After my mission, I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in print journalism and then came home to Nebraska to attend law school. During my first semester of law school, I married the woman of my dreams, and my wife and I now have three beautiful children. I’m presently a practicing attorney in Lincoln, Nebraska. I love reading, writing fiction, good movies, college football, and chocolate chip-walnut cookies.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because I love my Savior Jesus Christ and count it a privilege to be a member of His church. The church provides all of the authority, ordinances (such as baptism), revelation, knowledge, and teachings necessary to guide me and my family back to the presence of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. The influence of the Holy Ghost helps me feel the peace and assurance I need to make it through the challenges of life. That influence has also taught me that The Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best I can each day, so that people will know me as a disciple of Jesus Christ. My wife and I teach our young children the basics of gospel living with regular family prayer and scripture study. For the past two and a half years, we’ve served with the Spanish-speaking members of the church in Lincoln. This has been both a great challenge (my Spanish was and is in serious need of a tune-up) and a wonderful blessing as we’ve walked together with our Spanish-speaking brothers and sisters on our journey to come closer to the Savior.