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Hi I'm John

I'm a dad that loves his family and loves his church. I do triathlons to compensate for my love of anything edible.

About Me

I'm a fifty-something dad that loves my family and loves my church. When my wife told me we were having another child in our forties, I got more serious about working out. Since then I've done several marathons, including Boston a few times, and a few full and half Ironman triathlon events. I spend my days working as a lawyer and my nights helping with homework and kids' activities. I love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm grateful that I was born into an active Mormon family. My parents taught me from a very young age to be grateful for my blessings from God and to look for opportunities to serve others. As a young man I was a missionary for the Church in Seoul, Korea. That was a wonderful and life changing time of life. As an adult, I choose to remain in the Church because I truly believe the theology and find comfort in the answers it provides to life's questions. It teaches me to follow Jesus Christ. My family and I have found happiness as we do that.

How I live my faith

The things my church encourages me to do are the same things I try to do to have a happy family and live a meaningful life. My current assignment at church is to help with the 16 to 18year old boys. It's a lot of fun. I also have an assignment to visit a couple of families in our neighborhood each month and help them as needed. We pray together as a family daily and try to read the scriptures each morning at breakfast. I also find personal prayer and scripture study to be a great comfort. I have always felt that serving others is the best way to follow God and live my religion; so, I try to look for opportunities to do that. I have served in a variety of community volunteer positions including City Council, United Way Chairman, various school and school district committees, the city historical society and other similar organizations. The church youth group I lead regularly provides meals at a local food bank. I try to live my faith by keeping the commitment I made at baptism to follow the Savior and to try and be like Him. I don't always succeed but the support I get from the church and my family keeps me going.