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Hi I'm Chuck

I'm a native Hoosier. I'm the father of four and grandfather of five. I've been an Insurance Agent for 25 years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a busy career helping business owners protect their businesses and their employees. I've been a leader for the Boy Scouts of America for 16 years. I have had the opportunity to mentor 15 Eagle Scouts so far. My late wife and I raised four great children who have each become successful in their own right. I love to travel and enjoy working on our family history. I have identified over 14,000 ancestors and traced several family lines back to Colonial America. My family have been American's since 1624.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in my parents Baptist Church and learned many Bible stories. I always had lingering confusion as the Bible was not always crystal clear. While in college I met a cute blue eyed blonde who was a fourth generation Mormon. After we were married three years later, she introduced me to the Book of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ. To me the gospel is like a giant 1,000 piece jig saw puzzle. The Bible has about 80% of the pieces. The missing pieces caused my confusion. The Book of Mormon has the missing 20% of the pieces. When I put the Bible and the Book of Mormon together, the gospel finally made perfect sense to me. The LDS Church is a church of order. The message is the same whether you attend in Indiana or half way around the world. In my work I was promoted several times in my career. We had four children born in four different states. Regardless of where we were, the Church was always the same. We have a lay ministry, no one gets paid to preach or to be of service to others. That is unique in the world today. We don't pass an offering plate every Sunday and the minister doesn't live in a free house next door to the Church. He has a full time job to support his family just like I do.

How I live my faith

My wife lost a nine year battle with cancer in August 2011. When we were married 35 years ago, we were not married "until death do you part". We believe that marriage is eternal. We were sealed for time and eternity in the Holy Temple. Our children were sealed to us as well. We know that in the life hereafter that we will be an eternal family. This knowledge gives me great comfort at a serious time of loss. Most people without this knowledge would be distraught at a time like this. I know that we will be together forever. I know that her body will be made perfect again and the cancer will be gone and her smile will return and her eyes will twinkle once again. That promise gives me and our four children great comfort.