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Hi I'm Bryan

I'm a father, husband, scout leader, money manager and outdoor enthusiast. And I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a husband. I am a father. I am a volunteer in the community with the Boys Scouts of America and the Arthritis Foundation. I enjoy hiking, backpacking, traveling, amateur radio, running, coin collecting, board games and socializing. I was very active in high school (even the school mascot) and received a scholarship for my leadership activities and academic achievements. I have multiple degrees in finance and economics and work in the investment community managing money. I chose this profession to provide for my family, to help others and to be able to give back to the community. I enjoy going places where few people go so that I can appreciate God's beautiful creations and "recharge my batteries". I especially love being with my family without the conveniences of home so we can strengthen our relationships without tv's, computers or electronic devices. I used to tell people that what I wanted to be when I grew up was a father. Now that I am one I realize how hard it is. Each child is different. I get so much satisfaction from their successes. Occasionally, however, I also get disappointed as they gain more independence and make bad choices. My parents went through the same thing with me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was raised to love and serve Jesus Christ. Although I was taught the doctrines of the LDS church I had to develop my own personal conviction as to its truthfulness. I read and studied the Book of Mormon and the Bible and pondered their beginnings. The concept of scriptures and revelation from God are important doctrinal points that have always resonated with me. I believe that God has spoken to his servants on the earth in the past and that he continues to choose servants through whom he can reveal his will in these days as well. I have studied other religions of the world and appreciate the differences of opinions that are evident. I respect the good that comes from a belief in a supreme being but I find it difficult to understand how so much fighting and bloodshed have taken place in the name of God. In traveling around the world I have gained a love of people of varied cultures and recognize that we are all alike in so many ways. I also realize that we fear those who we don't know. I have a strong conviction that Jesus Christ, as the literal son of God, provides the only way back to live with our Heavenly Father. He has provided a way for me to repent of my sins and be a better husband and father. I have not seen visions or heard voices but I have felt the confirming witness of the Holy Ghost that God lives and that my Savior is Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

The manifestation of one's faith is in his daily actions. Serving other people is the greatest way we can get to know new people and show people we genuinely care for them. I have worked with the youth of our congregation and served in the Boy Scouts of America and in the Arthritis Foundation. I have seen young men overcome fear and accomplish things they didn't think they were capable of. I look at each person as an individual and know that everyone has their own unique and interesting story. I enjoy getting to know a person for who they really are. I have watched as people change their lives for the good and put their trust in God to overcome challenges.