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Hi I'm Steve

I'm in the Navy, I'm an attorney, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of three young and very active children. I am also an attorney and feel honored to be serving my country in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. My hobbies include a love of hiking, the outdoors, and sports, especially hockey and soccer. I also enjoy reading, travel, movies, time with my family, and games. I've lived in every corner of the United States (including Alaska but not Hawaii--yet!)

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in a church-going Mormon family, I wasn't born with a personal conviction that Jesus Christ is our Savior and the Son of God. Despite being raised in an atmosphere conducive to believing in God, it wasn't until I desired to know for myself and asked Heavenly Father in prayer if Jesus Christ lives and if His gospel and church had been restored with prophets, revelation, and priesthood authority, that I received through the Holy Spirit my own personal witness or conviction that these things our true (what Mormons generally call a "testimony"). It all started for me in my late teenage years with feeling a sincere desire in my life to know if God was real. But it didn't stop there. I acted, reading intently (and for the first time) the Book of Mormon and New Testament. I prayed to God and felt within me something powerful I had never known before--a wonderful, warm, loving, comforting feeling that made me realize that God the Father does exist, that He knows me, cares about me, and answered my prayers. Through this experience and others that followed I came to know my Savior, that the Book of Mormon was another Testament of Him, and that His church was again restored on the earth. Since then, I've continued to be excited about being a Mormon and sharing Christ's gospel with others. I've been greatly blessed by our Heavenly Father, and have no regrets about trying to be a disciple of Christ. It isn't always easy, but it's worth it!

How I live my faith

I try first and foremost to be a good husband and father. To me this means striving to be a positive example to my children, showing them how much I love their mother, and spending quality and quantity time with them. But I also try to reach our and help others. A kind word, a smile, or a thank you, often go a long way to helping others at work, at a store, or in the neighborhood--we all have struggles in life. In church, we don't have a professional clergy, so we each have "callings" or responsibilities. I am the president of the men's service organization of our local congregation. I coordinate visiting people in their homes, help them with local moves, make sure they have enough food to eat, assisting with bigger projects like re-roofing homes, cleaning the chapel and local parks, etc. We're all busy with our careers and families, but I try and remember that Jesus Christ gave his life in the service of others, and I think I show my love and gratitude to Him by trying to do my part to offer a helping hand to others in need.