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Hi I'm Brent

I grew up playing lots of sports. I served a mission in Texas and graduated from BYU in Computer Science. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent my early years, through age 9, in Colorado. It was there that my mom said I became addicted to sports. Football, basketball, baseball, golf, hockey on roller skates in the garage, bowling in the basement with a makeshift bowling ball and pins...it really didn't matter. If it had a ball and you could keep score and compete, I was up for it. This continued all the way through high school, even after our family moved to western Washington. I still love to get out and play golf, and I'm still in search of my first hole-in-one. Someday. After my freshman year at BYU, I served a 2-year mission in Texas. It was a tremendous experience where I learned a lot about myself, about others, and about what I wanted my future family to be like. I then returned to BYU where I earned my Computer Science degree. During this time, I also married the love of my life who I met at a summer job. We attended universities that were 700 miles apart, but somehow we got through it. While back at school, she met with the missionaries and decided to join the church after a careful investigation of the church. After graduation, work brought my wife and me back to Texas. I've worked for a great company for the past 18+ years and currently serve as a sales director. Today, we have four wonderful children (three girls and a boy). People at work often wonder how I'm holding up with a couple of teenage daughters. Frankly, it's been easy. They are growing up to be wonderful young adults. I am blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I have grown up my entire life in the church. My mother and generations before her were the same. My father, however, like my wife, is a convert to the church. He was introduced to the church by my mother. It is often said, and absolutely true, that even those born into the church have to become converts. For some that conversion comes through some great spiritual experience, and for others it comes through many smaller experiences. The latter has been the case for me. Throughout my life, I have had numerous experiences where it has been confirmed to me that my Heavenly Father loves me. I know that He has a plan for each of us, and mine has been evident to me on a number of occasions. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he atoned for my sins and for the sins of the world. I know that it is only through him that we can return and live with our Heavenly Father again. I have a testimony that the Book of Mormon is a record of scripture, written by prophets of old. It is a wonderful companion to the Bible, and it stands alongside the Bible in declaring the divinity of Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunities to serve in a variety of capacities within the church. It has been wonderful to see lives change through living the principles of the gospel. Currently, I am teaching the adult Sunday School class and am loving it. I enjoy having in depth conversations about the gospel principles contained in the scriptures and how they apply to our lives. As I go through my everyday life, I always try to see the best in others. When we recognize and remember that everyone is a child of God, it's actually pretty easy to do.