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Hi I'm Tom Metge

I grew up in the Seattle area. I have 5 children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of five children and husband to a stunningly beautiful wife. I work as a software engineer and honestly enjoy it. I wrestled in High School and still love the sport. With 4 of my 5 children being boys, wrestling is a tradition we'll be carrying on. I worked for 5 years at Mozy (http://mozy.com) and am now working for Instructure (http://instructure.com). In my own right, I am a triathlete, a hiker, a climber and much more. If it is done in the outdoors, requires extreme endurance, or is just a little south of the "crazy" line, it's something I'd probably like to do - if I haven't done it already.

Why I am a Mormon

There is a light, a peace, and a joy in my life that stems from my understanding and participation in Christ's church. Because of the faith of my wife and family, my home is a filled with that selfsame peace and hope. This is not to say that there aren't very difficult times; when we land on tough times, however, that peace and hope carries us through. We know that this light, this joy, is the Spirit of God working in our lives. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's church. My life is a different landscape because I've been a part of this church. I have felt the tender love and mercies of a Savior who loves me more than I can understand. Christ is my Savior, my rock, and my salvation.

How I live my faith

I would never have guessed that I could enjoy teaching 4-year-old children. Doing so has always seemed more difficult and challenging than the potential reward. I was wrong: my wife and I teach 7 of the 4-year-olds in our neighborhood. We teach them about Christ, his Spirit, living right, and His church. What they learn brings the special light and hope of Christ into their lives. We're able to share the tender love and mercy of a perfect Savior - things that have so drastically impacted our lives - with children who are just learning to recognize His hand in their lives. I can think of no greater gift and no greater responsibility.