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Hi I'm Brent

I am a husband, a father of seven children, a little league coach, a family law judge, a cancer patient, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am forty-five years old. I met my wife in a Spanish class in college after we both had served as missionaries for our church. Twenty years later, we now have seven children who keep us constantly busy with school, sports, music, scouts, and church. Our oldest child started college this fall, and the youngest is five. I am the most happy when I am spending time with my family. I love watching my children as they participate in the activities that interest them. I coach little league for two of my sons. We live out in the country, and so a few years ago decided to build a baseball field. No, "they" have not come, but we love our field and the fun times we have playing baseball. I spent the first fourteen years of my professional career in private law practice, and for the last three years have been a Superior Court Commissioner handling all of the family law cases in my county. I love the challenge of trying to find solutions to complex problems. My favorite part is working with struggling families in a family drug court. Earlier this year I was diagnosed with cancer. Following surgery and some follow up treatment, things seem to be going well. My family and friends are a great support, and I have learned many important lessons going through this experience. I enjoy life and the new challenges and opportunities that each day brings.

Why I am a Mormon

When I went to college, I really wanted to know for myself what God wanted me to do in my life. I had grown up attending church, and my parents had taught me to follow Jesus Christ. But I wanted to know for sure that God existed, and what I was supposed to do with my life. I am a Mormon today because I met with the missionaries. They taught me that I could know for myself that God does exist, and that Jesus Christ is my savior. They invited me to reach the Bible and the Book of Mormon, and to pray to know if the message was true. When I did that, I knew that the message was true, and was baptized. Being baptized was the best decision I have ever made. I was a bit nervous at the time, but everything in my life that is important to me is better because of that decision. I know that God has a purpose for me in my life. I know that families are the most important part of God's plan, and I am grateful to know that families are eternal. I know that God exists, and sent His Son Jesus Christ to be my Savior.

How I live my faith

Most importantly, I live my faith by trying to be the best husband and father that I can be. I am far from perfect, but I try to set a good example in all that I do. I try to be very involved in their lives and make sure that they know how important they are to me. I also live my faith by being involved in my community. My family and I try to volunteer to serve in the community. I coach little league baseball. We are involved in Boy Scouts. Through work, I spend time trying to help families that are struggling. At church, I am responsible for the members who attend the nine congregations in the area where I live. By meeting with them, teaching the principles of the gospel at every opportunity, and trying to meet their needs, we work together to be better disciples of Jesus Christ.