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Hi I'm Stace

An Idaho farm boy turned Fortune 100 exec, blessed with an amazing wife, 5 kids, 9 grandkids and a hot rod 240z. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I claim that I'm an Idaho farm boy, and I am. But I should add that by the time I was 21, I had lived in 5 different states and spent 4 years living in Japan and Germany. I've bucked hay and built fences and wrangled cattle...and I've also been on the executive team of a couple of global companies. Whether in the boardroom or on a tractor, I find joy in good, honest work that helps others. I am also a partner in a consulting business and enjoy coaching and helping people solve problems. I'm a family man. I married a beautiful, amazing woman 37 years ago. No one believes she's the mother of 5 and grandmother of 9. We have most of the family close by and we spend a lot of time doing things together: boating, waterskiing, fishing, or just being together for dinner, or, singing and playing guitars. I've always enjoyed singing harmonies. I played in rock bands and show groups in college and high school. My dad still lives on the ranch in Idaho and I enjoy going there and spending time with him and getting back in touch with my roots. It's a beautiful, peaceful place. I can still drive a tractor, but bucking hay is out of the question. My guilty pleasure is driving and wrenching on a bright red 1972 Datsun 240Z that sports a built Chevy V8 and trick suspension. It's a nice break from the SUV. Wave if you see it go by on a sunny day.

Why I am a Mormon

Brigham Young said: "Prove all things and hold fast to that which is true." My family has been LDS for 6 generations. I have read the stories of faith of those who have gone before me, and heard firsthand the testimonies of my parents and grandparents proclaiming the reality of Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer, and the truthfulness of His Gospel. I saw how those testimonies informed their daily lives and shaped them to become faithful disciples of Christ and His teachings. I am the beneficiary of 6 generations of people who have lived their lives proving the truthfulness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. These were good people, possessed of good hearts, the salt of the earth, hard workers, the fruits of a good tree. I thank them for that, for teaching me how to recognize the promptings of the Spirit, and for instilling in me the desire to have those blessings in my life and the lives of my children and grandchildren. But that's not why I'm a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I myself have spent a lifetime studying scriptures and doctrines, pondering ideas, searching, travelling, observing, fasting and praying, listening for the Spirit, seeking the peace the Savior has promised us--proving all things. I hold fast to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because it is true.

How I live my faith

Providing a framework for service to others is the guiding princple of the church's organization and I've been blessed by that my whole life. The church has no paid clergy. Everything that needs doing--teaching classes, helping the sick or the needy, giving talks in church, providing music, organizing actvities, tending to administrative issues, working with the youth or the aged, leading, following, and on and on--is all done by the members of the church. So being Mormon is an active, rewarding, 24/7 gig. I've been giving talks and singing in church since I was a child. I have taught classes of children, youth and adults, and seen how that service has also helped me in my work. I served a 2-year mission in Germany and learned a foreign language, appreciation of a different culture, and grew up as I lost myself in the service of others. I've been blessed to learn servant leadership as the lay leader of a ward (a Bishop). I've experienced the rewards of many diverse service opportunities, such as working closely with an autistic young man, helping young adults launch careers, or visiting regularly with an elderly woman who can no longer get out much. But it's in the home that I find the most opportunity to live my faith and practice the teachings of Jesus Christ. My wife and I were both raised by good parents who lived the gospel in our homes, and we have tried to do the same with our children, and rejoice to see them do likewise with their children. We strive to love one another, attend church regularly as a family, have family prayer and time together, provide service to others, adhere to the Lord's commandments and gospel principles, and foster a love of God, neighbor and country. We certainly aren't perfect in doing these things, but with the Lord's help, we do what we can, and aspire to be His friend.