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Hi I'm Lance

I grew up in New Jersey, served a mission in Korea, married with 3 children, work for Cummins, live in Indiana and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in New Jersey. My father was a salesman and my mother was a small business office manager. I am a twin. My twin sister and I laugh everytime we talk. My older brother was a baseball and soccer player in college. I joined the Mormon Church during my senior year of high school but my relationship with my family and friends didn't change. They respected my desires to live the standards of the church. I attended Brigham Young University where I played football for four years and earned a degree in Mathematics. After my freshman year of college I served a two year mission in Korea. I really enjoyed BYU and will never forget walking around my apartment complex and hearing a variety of languages spoken by returned missionaries. I married a farmer's daughter from North Dakota and we settled down in Colorado after graduation. We have two sons and a daughter. They are each completely different. One is a mechanic, one is successful in sports and one is an artist, singer and avid reader. My wife is going back to college to finish her degree in psychology. We moved to Indiana in 2006 for work. I am a Global HR Analytics Manager at Cummins Inc. I enjoy coaching, playing and watching sports. I like to hunt, fish and go to shows and expo's. My favorite times are when I'm with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

The summer before my senior year of high school I began to ask those common questions such as: What should I do after I graduate from High School? Where should I go to college? What should I major in? Where should I work? Will I live on my own? How do I manage money and bills? How do I prepare for a future family? and ultimately, What is the purpose of life and is there a God? Around that time two Mormon missionaries came to our door. My father knew I had some deep questions on my mind so he invited them back to talk with me. On the very first visit they opened the Bible and taught me about the nature of God. It made sense and I knew what they were teaching me was correct. Then they gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon and asked me to read it and pray about it. I spent an entire night reading all the sections they marked for me to read. I knealt all alone in my bedroom and asked God if these things were true and I received a witness from the Holy Ghost. It was a remarkable experience that I will never forget. I knew then that God answers prayers and that what I was being taught was true. I continued asking questions and they answered them all. I finished the 6 lessons with the missionaries studying from the Bible and the Book for Mormon and was baptized. I will never forget that experience.

How I live my faith

I have coached youth sports teams in a variety of sports. I teach my team to work hard, have good sportsmanship, set goals and have fun. They have never heard me use foul language or be abusive. I help out with the Boy Scouts of America. We have a blast in scouts doing many things from camping and backpacking to learning how things work. For a couple of years I taught early morning seminary which is a bible study class for high school age students that meets before school starts. I have served in nearly every leadership positions in the church. Each one has taught me something new and helped me learn more about God and his son Jesus Christ.