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Hi I'm Tim

I am a business professional and devoted father of five children. I play the piano, sing and am fluent in Russian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A few years ago I finished a master's degree in business and moved my family of five to Arizona to take a position with a large multinational company. Since that time we have added a few more children and have learned to love hot Arizona. We even keep a garden! My wife and I have been married for over ten years and have five children (four girls and a boy - he's the second) ranging in age from eight to one. This is the third state and eighth house we have lived in as a married couple. I try to take my wife out on a date each week. We cherish the time together, even doing things as mundane as running errands to Costco. I enjoy spending time with each of my children individually going on daddy-daughter dates and father-son outings on a regular basis. We have done a variety of activities like skipping stones on a pond near our home, running errands, playing at the park, going to the library. Our outings almost always include ice cream and great conversation. Outside of work I spend time at soccer games, attending to church responsibilities, and occasionally reading. My current favorite books include children’s literature and biographies. I also enjoy singing and playing the piano, especially with my wife, who is a very talented musician.

Why I am a Mormon

Every faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has their own conversion story, whether they were raised in the Church, joined in their last years of life, or anywhere in between. I was raised by faithful parents who taught me about Jesus Christ through word and example, and my conversion has happened gradually.  Over time I have learned truths with both my mind and heart that have required me to move forward with faith. Through personal scripture study, prayer, and sacred spiritual experiences, I have come to know God, His Son Jesus Christ, and my purpose on earth. Some of the foundational truths that have influenced my decision to be an active member of the Church are below. I know that our Heavenly Father lives and loves me. He wants us to be happy and to someday return and live with Him, which is why He sent his Son to become our Savior and Redeemer.  I know that Jesus Christ loves me because He lived and died for me. Through the grace that He offers me, I know that I can become clean from sin and can overcome the trials and troubles of life.  I know that God has called prophets in our day to help us return to Him. Just like thousands of years ago, God has called prophets to teach us His word in these troubled times. Additionally, He has provided the Book of Mormon, another testament of Jesus Christ, which proves the divinity of the Savior and shows the love of God for His children.  As I have acted in faith, my life has been greatly enriched. Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been a great blessing to me.

How I live my faith

My family is incredibly important to me. I try to spend time with my wife and children every chance that i get and we try hard to make family time a priority. All seven of us begin each day with family prayer and scripture study. We also have dinner together as a family each evening. Weekly, on Monday nights, we also hold Family Home Evening where we have a lesson, sing some songs, work on memorizing a scripture, share our talents and enjoy treats together. This is all in addition to regular daddy-daughter dates and father-son outings, as well as my weekly date with my wife. My kids are second in my life only to my wife. I also live my faith through active service in the Church. Through the course of my life I have served in several different callings ranging from missionary in Russia to teaching the four and five year olds in our local ward. Currently, I work closely with the bishop of our ward as a member of the bishopric. This involves a variety of things including meeting with adults and youth, teaching, and discussing the spiritual and temporal welfare needs of those attending our ward. Mostly I live my faith by trying to become like our Savior. I study His teachings and life, as well as the words of His prophets, on a daily basis. I figure if this life is a time to prepare to meet God (and it is), I should learn the direction that He has given. Then I try to apply, which is where the work comes in. But it is worth it. So worth it!