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Hi I'm Rich

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Financial Advisor by trade. I have my own financial services firm in Lakeside, AZ. I also serve as Mayor of Pinetop-Lakeside. I enjoy being involved in our community and serving others when I can. I was born and raised in Arizona. I love the mountains of Arizona and their beauty. I enjoy photography and gardening.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (Mormon)

How I live my faith

I really enjoy giving back. I have the privilege of serving the community of Pinetop-Lakeside as it's Mayor. I also serve in our ward in the Bishopric. Working with the youth of our church is one of the greatest rewards and blessings I have. I'm grateful for the opportunities I have to serve others and the fulfillment I get from that service.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Rich
Have you ever thought there must be something more to life than just living day to day? There is—much more. Your life has a divine purpose. God, your Heavenly Father, has prepared a marvelous plan for your happiness. When you realize that God has a plan for you, it is easier to understand why you are on this earth. God wants all of His children to progress and become more like Him. This time on Earth provides opportunities for you to grow and progress. Coming here allows you to: Receive a physical body. Exercise agency and learn to choose between good and evil. Learn and gain experience that will help you become more like your Heavenly Father. Form family relationships that may become eternal. By following our Heavenly Father’s plan, you—like all of His children—can someday return to live with Him and with your loved ones. You can have greater peace in this life and eternal joy in the life to come. Show more Show less