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Hi I'm Mike

I was a Navy brat, but joined the Air Force. Now I teach. I'm happily married, and have a daughter, also married. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Dad was a career Naval aviator, and I wanted to follow in his footsteps. I grew up mostly in San Diego, CA and Norfolk, VA. After college, I joined the Air Force where I flew B-52 bombers, did some command post work, managed an airfield, had the good fortune to command security police, and helped close an Air Force Base. Afterward, I did personel work for a county, then a city. Now, I teach jutior high and high school. While doing the airfield work, I married my wife of 25 years now. How time flys. We were blessed with a beutiful daughter. She's married now, and they're both working their way through college. I've had wonderful experiences traveling across the U.S. seeing the sights throughout this great land. I've also been able to visit Mexico, Canada, England, and Thailand.

Why I am a Mormon

My wife and I were both raised Roman Catholic, but fell away. After our daughter was born, we decided we needed to find a church. Our search was unsuccessful for quite some time. Then our 12 year old daughter came home from school and announced she wanted to be baptised into the Mormon Church. Well, that was an eye openner! It turned out that she was beaned in a dodgeball game at school, and she became friends with the girl that did it. You guessed it, she was Mormon. Our daughter was so sure of herself that we decided we needed to find out about this Church. It took about a year and three or four sets of missionaries, but my wife and I decided that this was the Church we had been looking for. The emphasis on family was particularly attractive to us. After we were baptised into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we found it was even better than we had expected. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. That's for sure.

How I live my faith

There is no professional ministry, so we all pitch in. For example, at times I've been called to teach adults and young children. We are called to visit families assigned to us to see how things are going with them and teach a lesson each month. There are a variety of other callings in leadership and support positions from the President of the Church on down. Personally, I try to do my best in my callings, and provide a good example to everyone I come in contact with.