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Hi I'm Steven

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and a father of five sons. I love the beauty of the mountains where I live. I have worked as a research chemical engineer in the field of renewable energy fuels production for over 18 years at a Department of Energy laboratory. After 28 years of raising boys, my wife and I have recently started adjusting to the life of "empty nesters". One of our newly discovered interests as empty nesters is motorcycle riding, cruising through the mountains we love. We are excited to become new grandparents soon and start functioning in that new role.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a few years before I was born. I was instructed during my childhood and teenage years in church teachings and gospel doctrine which certainly set a good foundation for attempting to live a good, moral life. However, in my late teenage years, it became evident to me that I needed to seek my own personal assurance that my childhood teachings were true. I read, studied and prayed earnestly and frequently and obtained a spiritual witness that the church is truly Christ's church guided by His servants on earth - Apostles and Prophets. I later served as a missionary in Mexico City where I experienced more witnesses of its truth as it continued to change my life, but just as importantly, the lives of many precious children of our Heavenly Father - men and women from all walks of life who wanted to follow Christ.

How I live my faith

Throughout my years serving in our local congregation, I have had opportunities to teach young men in Boy Scouts where I learned much about patience and love. I've also taught the younger children on Sundays, which is something I love to do. Currently, I coordinate the meetinghouse cleaning assignments to get several families to clean the building weekly. Each month I try to go out and meet with a few families from the congregation to see how they're doing and to share a short lesson selected to be relevant to their circumstances and needs which change over time. I enjoy meeting with these friends and sometimes talk to long. At work, I live the same principles and teachings that I try to live everywhere else I go. I believe that honestly, kindness, respect and reliability are universal practices that do not get turned on and off depending on your role or audience. I'm not perfect at accomplishing my beliefs; my faith in repentance and forgiveness give me hope that although I fail frequently to be my best possible, I can be forgiven and continue to improve.