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Hi I'm Derek

I love my family, hockey, hiking, mountain biking and enjoying my beautiful surroundings. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family, church, work, play. That is my life. I am the lucky husband and father of three great kids. My wonderful wife and I have been married for over 18 years. I enjoy my career in information systems and feel blessed to have a career that is also a hobby. I am fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the US. Nature is my backyard. I can jump on my bike and ride trails with moose and bears all from my front yard. Perhaps my favorite activity, however, is exposing my kids to the joys of nature. A waterfall, a mountain top, a scenic valley--all are manifestations of the Lords beauty.

Why I am a Mormon

It's the small little wonders that strengthen my testimony of the gospel. I have not witnessed mighty miracles, but instead am constantly amazed at the subtle inspirations in my life. I have many times felt the Lords hand gently guide me through life. It's the answers to my prayers and the joy of the spirit that I feel that strengthens my testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ. I truly do "stand all amazed" at the life He led and the sacrifice He made for me. The words to that song speak loudly to me. I am truly blessed and know the truth of this gospel. This is why I'm Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by beginning and ending my day on my knees in thanks to my Heavenly Father. I seek to instill righteous values in my children and help them understand the love that our Savior has for them. I do my best to serve the young men that I've been asked to lead and to help them become upstanding, valiant, righteous men.