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Hi I'm Dave

I'm a husband and father. I earned a masters degree in organizational behavior. I'm an HR professional. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love spending time with my family. I love watching my children grow into young adults and develop their interests and talents. I have always loved hobbies that involve sports and the outdoors. I was involved in baseball, track, soccer, basketball, and football through junior high and high school. I went to college on a football scholarship. I like to camp, hike, hunt and fish. I also like to mountain bike, ski, raft rivers, rock climb/rappel, wakeboard, wakesurf and play in the ocean. Any day spent outdoors is a great day. I also love history and especially love reading biographies.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon home. When I began attending seminary in the 9th grade, I had experiences that led me to decide for myself that I wanted to live my faith. As I did so, my faith and testimony in the restored gospel grew. This was reinforced by my experiences as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kentucky and Ohio. I returned from that mission to marry my high school sweetheart in the Salt Lake City Temple for time and all eternity. As we have raised our children and served within various church assignments, my testimony has deepened in the power of the restored gospel to bring hope and happiness to all of God's children. It does so by providing answers to the fundamental questions: Where did we come from before we were born? Why are we here? Where are we going? It also does so by giving church members the opportunity to live our Christian faith by serving others.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to live my faith through service. I have taught youth classes. I have visited various assigned families monthly as a hometeacher. I have worked with the scouts as a cub master and scout master. I have served as the bishop or leader of a congregation. I find joy in serving others through the church's welfare services and through service in the temple. I also enjoy living my faith by answering questions of work colleagues and friends about my beliefs in Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Recently we enjoyed living our faith by supporting our oldest son as he served for two years as a missionary in Sapporo Japan.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

I once had the thought while serving as a bishop that I could be so much better at it if I were doing it full-time. Over my time in that service assignment, I came to realize that having a part-time, unpaid clergy enables great opportunities for service for congregation members. We have the opportunity to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ by lifting one another's burdens and expressing love through service to one another. Show more Show less