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Hi I'm Craig

I live in Indiana, sell software to construction firms around the globe. I enjoy photography. I love my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

An engineering degree has led me down a path I never expected and into the world of business software. I get to meet with the companies that build the world around us. I’m often on the road living the glamorous life of a road warrior seeing the sites of every airport and hotel in the country. When I’m not traveling I can work from home, which is awesome because with four (well almost) teenagers it’s a busy home. Every phase of raising children has been a joy but with active teenagers going a hundred different directions, this is the most enjoyable so far. My hobbies include running (more like slow jogging), photography (the kids groan when the camera comes out), and yard work. I find doing yard work refreshing and satisfying and besides no one comes out to bother me because they’re afraid I’ll put them to work.

Why I am a Mormon

While I have a rich history with many of my ancestors crossing the plains in wagons and handcarts with the early pioneers I had to know for myself whether or not the church was true. I was fortunate as a very young man to be able to question and struggle with who I was and if God answered my prayers. I had to search the scriptures and get on my knees to know the truth. God did hear my prayers. He continues to answer my prayers. God has given to me those personal and tender gifts to let me know He is there, that the path I have chosen is correct and that I can live with Him again someday if I keep His commandments. This personal knowledge of God is the foundation upon which I stand in all that I do and what I’m trying to become.

How I live my faith

One of the wonderful things about the LDS church is that whenever you start to feel comfortable the Lord finds a way to stretch you. I currently serve as the bishop of our ward. In many ways it’s similar to the pastor or minister of a congregation while in other ways it’s nothing close to it. I didn’t apply for this job; I didn’t petition or even suggest that I would want to serve as a bishop. I was called to serve. This is essentially an assignment made by someone who has received inspiration from God that you are to serve in this way. I still work full time in my profession outside of the church. I still have a family to care for. The hours spent serving as bishop are long but the pay is great. I’m paid with as many blessings as I can receive. I’m paid by seeing people change. I’m paid when I hear others grow in the knowledge of their God. I’m paid when we serve each other. As you can see, I’m over paid. The blessing and reward of working as the bishop is tremendous. When this assignment ends I will look forward to serving in other ways.