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Hi I'm Chris

I design healthcare software to help patients and hospitals, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as the son of a WWII Air Force veteran and a German mother. Growing up in New Jersey, I had no exposure to Mormon life. After my father passed away when I was 15, my family moved to Arizona, a place my father always wanted to go to retire. There, I met these incredibly friendly kids - still didn't know about what a Mormon was, but I did notice they were always smiling and happy. It wasn't until I went into the Air Force that I learned what being Mormon was. I was volunteering in the base's Cub Scout program, when I was looking through the manual and noticed all the religious medals - the one that stood out to me was the LDS one. I asked our Scoutmaster about it, and she said..."well, let me tell you how to get one of these." She was Mormon!! I am married to a wonderful woman. I have five children from my first marriage, and have three stepchildren from my current wife. I am the grandfather of 2 with another on the way! My favorite hobby is model trains, something I inherited from my German mother. I also enjoy flying high-powered rockets.

Why I am a Mormon

I had always felt that our Heavenly Father was looking after us and had a testimony of Christ as our savior, but had not found any church that really had that spirit deep within. After talking to the missionaries, I felt that this was the only true church. It is led by kind and spiritual people. And probably the most important thing - everyone is in this church to not only better themselves but to help others. We genuinely want to help make this world a better place and help to bring everyone to the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have been in many callings throughout my time in church, but to serve my fellow man, in whatever capacity, is my favorite. By serving, it could be something as simple as helping a family move. Or painting a house. Or helping a potential Eagle Scout get his Eagle. Our church is a church of service - we actively help not only our fellow members but everyone in the community.