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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a father of 6, 3 girls & 3 boys, who I love to work and play with, especially boarding - snow / water. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm near Salt Lake City, Utah; Achieved the rank of Eagle Scout; Served a mission for the LDS church in Sendai, Japan; Achieved a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering; Have a career as an IT Professional; Married and have 6 children, 3 girls & 3 boys, oldest is 23 and youngest is 7. As a family we have had the opportunity to live in Tokyo, Japan; Gilbert, AZ; Seoul, South Korea; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Sendai, Japan; and Austin, TX. Two of our children were born in Japan, one in Tokyo and one in Sendai. I am so thankful for these international experiences which have opened our eyes and minds to different cultures and traditions. My favorite past time is spending time with my family, either working on some project together or having some fun in the great outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born of parents who were members and passed their beliefs on to me. Our family was introduced to the church by missionaries serving in England in the 1850’s who taught my great-great grandparents the Gospel. After becoming converted, they eventually migrated to the US and came across the plains with other pioneers. So, I have been blessed with a rich heritage and legacy of valiant relatives who endured life’s travails with faith and set forth examples of how living righteously and trusting in the Lord brings blessings of peace and happiness in life. However, despite my heritage, there comes a point in life, when a person must face their beliefs and decide what is true and how they will live life. For example, there is no way to definitively prove, that there is a Father in Heaven who begat us as spirit children and gave us His Only Begotten Son to redeem us from sin so that we can gain eternal life and live with our families and Him for eternity. But, there is a way to know this spiritually with certainty. The scriptures say that if we seek Him diligently, we will find. So, what I am saying is that, through the Gift of the Holy Ghost, I have become converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and have come to know that it is true for myself. This is a knowledge that has grown over time, a little here and a little there, as I have exercised faith in Him. I consider this knowledge my greatest, most precious possession. In particular, I know the Book of Mormon is scripture prepared by God for us in these latter days. It has helped me become closer to our Savior, Jesus Christ, and understand His teachings more fully. I have found that having a more complete knowledge of the truth helps me to live righteously which has brought blessings of peace and happiness into my life. I strongly suggest that you read this book with an open and prayerful heart. Put the promise in Moroni 10:4 to the test. If you do, I know that you will gain a greater knowledge of the truth.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in the Bishopric which gives me the opportunity to work with some amazing people who run many programs of the Ward or congregation, like the youth program and sunday school. These programs bless the lives of the Ward members in helping them understand and live the Lord's teachings as well as become closer to their Savior, Jesus Christ. Much of my service over the years has been spent with the youth in various capacities which has tremendously blessed my life in many ways, especially as a parent to a bunch of teenagers. I am so grateful for the standards contained in the 'For the Strength of Youth' which provide guides around dating, dress & appearance, media, language, etc which helps to keep the youth safe and away from the pitfalls that the world's enticements leads people to.