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Hi I'm Patrick Miller

I run a small business, have a wonderful wife, 6 children and almost thirteen grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Nebraska and raised in Washington with four brothers and one sister. I have lived east and west of the Mississippi and prefer the west. I met my wife in Salt Lake City and graduated from the University of Utah. We have six children and almost thirteen grandchildren most of who live close by. I am a small business owner who enjoys skiing, road biking, mountain biking, hiking, backpacking, reading history, watching good movies and being with family. We live a little outside of town on a few acres which keeps us busy. After getting married my life went from an "I life" to a "We life" in just about everything.

Why I am a Mormon

It all started with my parents. My dad was a member of the church all his life but never really attended and my mom joined the church in Washington, D.C.while Dad was working as an oceanographer for the Department of the Navy. He was then accepted to medical school in Nebraska. While in Nebraska as a child I thought I should start praying so I found a book of prayers and started repeating the same one each night. Up until I was ten we attended church sporadically. I once asked my dad why he and Mom started going to church and he said it was for the kids. I attended Brigham Young University after high school and met some terrific people. One evening at a friend's going away party, he was leaving to serve a two year church mission, I had the distinct impression that I too should be a missionary for the church which up till this time I had never considered. From that point life was different and I wanted to learn and know for myself what I had been taught all my life. Knowing the truth and striving to live by that knowledge has become a lifelong pursuit. I have always found the answer to difficult questions in the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and through those answers all of life's puzzle pieces fit together.

How I live my faith

My wife and I serve as managers of the Home Storage Center in Mount Vernon, Washington where we help people prepare for the future with basic food storage items. I also teach the fourteen and fifteen year old boys on Sunday and work with them on Scouting and other activities during the week and Scout Camp during the summer. This year we also took an extended hike in the Cascade Mountains near Cle Elum, Washington. The most important time I spend each week is with family; we get together often for birthday parties or game nights or Sunday dinners. I try to financially support the causes I believe in that will strengthen the community and maintain the kind of country the founding fathers envisioned.