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Hi I'm Brent

I'm a high-tech marketing professional. I'm a fitness enthusiast. I'm a rec league soccer coach. I'm a survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Life has a way of catching you by surprise. As a result, I'm lucky I'm still here. These days, when you hear someone say they're a "survivor," you most often think of cancer, and yet, there are many life-threatening things you can survive. In March 2011, after a workout, I developed vision problems and then a terrible headache that lasted for two weeks. After appointments with physicians and eye doctors, I was sent to the emergency room, where they discovered that a blood clot had formed in one of the main arteries in my neck. They told me I was lucky I didn't die or have a major stroke. As a husband and father of four wonderful kids, the thought of leaving them behind was sad and sobering. If you have a spouse or kids, perhaps you can relate. After nearly seven months of forced relaxation, I'm finally able to start moderate activity again. Now, going for a run, or coaching my son's rec league soccer team takes on whole new meaning. Before, exercise was a chore; coaching was a commitment. Now both are a priviledge and a gift.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Holy Spirit has whispered to my heart and let me know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is real and that there are living prophets and apostles on the earth today. I'm a Mormon because serving others in the church and the community has enabled me to feel some of the most amazing and cherished spiritual feelings I could ever imagine. I'm a Mormon because, through very obvious miracles and promptings (both in my life, and with friends and family), God saved my life and the quality of my life. I'm a Mormon because Jesus Christ has done more for me than I can ever repay, and yet, I will do all that I'm asked in return.

How I live my faith

Most recently, I've been volunteering as a leader of our local congregation's young men's organization--helping boys and young men between 12-17 navigate their way through junior high and high school. This includes being one of the scout leaders in the Boy Scouts of America organization. But beyond my specific volunteer "calling," I simply try to live my faith by being the type of husband, father, and friend I think Christ would like me to be (and sometimes even succeeding at it).