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Hi I'm Dave

My wife and I have four children and sixteen grandchildren. I've been a high school educator for 41 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I went to college on a pole vaulting scholarship. I'm a husband and grandfather. I have been a high school principal and I enjoy working with young people. I've coached cross country, wrestling, track and football in high school. My hobbies include fishing with grandchildren, and riding the back country on our ATV with my wife. I enjoy spending time at our cabin with my wife, children and grandchildren. And when possible, I enjoy attending sporting events and watching them on television. After 41 years, most of which was in high school administration, I have decided to return to high school counseling.

Why I am a Mormon

In high school I met members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while participating in athletics. They were good examples and I enjoyed their company. I also was fortunate to meet my future wife in high school; she was also a member of the LDS Church and fun to be around. She set a great example and because of that I became interested in knowing more about her family and their beliefs. I met with the missionaries and l was soon converted and baptized a member of the LDS Church. My membership in the Church has been instrumental in our families happiness and growth. I know that through my conversion and membership I have become a better husband, father and grandfather. I know that God lives, and through his son, Jesus Christ, we can return to live with Him again. The principles of the gospel are focused on service, family and eternal life. Through the gospel of Jesus Christ, we find happiness and comfort in the knowledge that families are eternal.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They include coaching church athletics, scouting, working with youth in leadership opportunities and serving through visiting and assisting members and non-members in hospitals and in their homes. I presently serve as the bishop of our ward which provides me the opportunity to serve the families in our congregation. I try to set a good example through service for my family and others. I have served the community through participation in committees, service organizations, District Scouting, and volunteer activities.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Dave
One of the basic teachings of the Church is service to others whether they are members of the church or not. We know through the example that Jesus set, we are blessed through serving and assisting others who may be in need or in some way less fortunate. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints encourages members to contribute and participate in worldwide humanitarian efforts that includes helping those who may be suffering because of natural disasters or those who live in circumstances that cause them to be deprived of many of the comforts of life. Show more Show less