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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married to my high school love, now wife of 18 years. We have four amazing children whom I adore and swell with pride for daily. I try to live life and love it for all of its challenges and wonders. I live for giving, and, although it can be difficult to keep that at the top of the list of priorities, my life has always been best when my time was spent doing things for somebody other than myself. I try to chip in where I can; coaching soccer, volunteering for the schools and the city, working with the Boy Scouts, and serving in the Church. I treasure our area for its wonderful lakes, mountains, and trees and for the simple, hometown atmosphere. I am at home in the great outdoors and love to explore every nook I can. My favorite activities include kayaking, canoeing, backpacking, camping, snow skiing, cycling, and tennis. I have trouble finding the time to really give any of these activities the time that I would like, but I will take what I can when I can. I am a builder, and started my own company up just a few years ago. I love to build, rebuild, create, and add beautiful structures to our community. I have a soft spot for old forgotten buildings and relish opportunities to give them new life. I enjoy supporting our local teams for just about every sport, but seem to spend the vast majority of our ticket budget on hockey games, where my wife and I have spent many dates over the span of nearly 20 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I find it a challenge to put into so few words exactly why I am a Mormon and to describe the journey I have taken that has built the foundation upon which my personal convictions are built. My family has been the largest contributing factor. I was raised in a good home with loving parents and nine siblings. We were and are a strong family. We have always cared for and looked out for each other. Consequently, I had a wonderful childhood filled with endless stories. I contribute the success of our family to membership in this Church and our knowledge and understanding of the Gospel we were taught. My parents taught us the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Gospel taught us to love one another and bear each others burdens. We were taught that families can be eternal and not separated by death. I have always believed in the principles that I was taught in my youth, and life as an adult has served to deepen my convictions. I have witnessed God's hand in my life. I have felt His concern for me and the sweetness of His mercy in my life. I have felt wonderful strength and knowledge pour out upon me through the Spirit as I asked my Father in Heaven for help and direction. I have felt my heart overflow with joy as the Spirit has born witness to me of the truth. I no longer simply believe these things to be true, but rather know with firmness that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is true, and that the Church of Jesus Christ has again been established on the earth. Above all, I am a Mormon today because I have witnessed first hand the fruits that have been borne in my life as well as in the lives of my family and friends because of the Gospel.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith in every aspect of my life. The Gospel of Jesus Christ for me centers on the principle of love; love for my God, love for my neighbor, love for myself, love for my enemy. Love is nothing without service. I feel that the greatest demonstration of love is the act of voluntary, unselfish, unassuming, and unflaunted personal sacrifice for another. One of the most wonderful things about membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the opportunity to serve. I have been called to serve in many different capacities in the Church. Most of those calls have been to serve with the youth programs. I love working with the youth. I love being a part of their lives during such a critical time of development and decision making. I hope that in some small way something I do or say will have a positive effect on their lives. Because the church sponsors our young men in the Boy Scouts of America I have had the privilege of spending the last 15 years registered with the BSA myself. Other callings have asked different things of me, but each one has been a blessing to me as well as my family. Each calling has proven to provide me new chances to grow, learn, be challenged, and, above all, serve. Whether it be helping out on volunteer boards for the City or for the schools, or coaching soccer, I love being involved and giving back to the community. I know that there is so much more to do, but I enjoy doing what I am able to.