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Hi I'm Bruce.

I'm a happily married father of 4 and grandfather of 6. I'm a trial attorney. I run marathons and triathlons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been a trial attorney for 35 years, and have tried major cases in jurisdictions throughout the United States. My greatest joy comes from my marriage of 37 years, my four children and six grandchildren. I enjoy being physically active, and I try to run, bike or swim early in the morning almost every day. I achieved a life-long goal last year by completing the Boston Marathon, and have run six other marathons and a dozen triathlons. I also enjoy hiking and climbing, and summited the Grand Teton a few years ago. Favorite memories are from our family vacations to China, Egypt, Israel, Europe, Mexico and throughout the United States and Canada. I was born in a very small town in Western Canada, but it has been wonderful to practice law in Chicago and raise our family in the suburbs. I enjoy musical theater, listening to jazz, and reading history and novels. I like to follow national and local politics and current events. I volunteer about 20 hours each week to church service, which I find very fulfilling and meaningful.

Why I am a Mormon

My relationship with Jesus Christ developed while I was far away from family and friends, living alone in Washington D.C., working a summer job for a government agency between semesters of college. I had a lot of time to myself, and thought a lot about the purpose of life - why we are here on Earth, and what lies beyond. I discovered answers to those questions in the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. It gives me an eternal perspective on life. I discovered that prayer can be a real source of inspiration, understanding and peace. I learned that living Gospel standards is a pathway to happiness now and forever. My wife and I were married in the Temple, and we have raised our children in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Gospel has helped us and our children make choices that have brought us happiness and fulfillment. We are very close to other members of our church in our area, and they are like family to us. We are grateful that our children have had a group of peers who share our values. I am grateful to know that God still speaks through living prophets today. The Book of Mormon is a powerful volume of scripture which confirms the message of the Bible that Jesus Christ lives, and He is the Son of God. I'm grateful that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives me and my family opportunities to be of service to people in our community and throughout the world.

How I live my faith

Although I am a very busy professional, I have always made it a priority to volunteer a substantial amount of time each week to church service. I currently serve in a position that gives me the opportunity to organize major conferences for our church members, and to present messages of inspiration and motivation. I also train other church leaders and teachers. I am grateful for frequent opportunities to speak to groups of youth and adults in a wide variety of formal and informal settings. These range from speeches to large congregations of 1200 people, talks to groups of 250 - 300 families, seminars for youth camps of 150 teenagers, teaching classes of 25 - 30 adult or youth students, and messages to groups of 10-15 Boy Scouts around a campfire. I also counsel with individual members regarding personal circumstances in their lives, and I organize community service activities and social and athletic events. Part of my responsibility is to choose other people to fulfill various responsibilities in the Church, and to oversee and supervise their service. In all of these aspects of service, I have felt the inspiration and direction of the Lord in making decisions that will help His purposes be accomplished. I find my involvement in the Church to be a great source of strength and satisfaction in my life. I feel that as I have given time and resources to the Church, the Lord has blessed me with success in my professional and in my family. I feel great love for those I serve, and for those with whom I serve.