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Hi I'm Randy Hoffman

I'm a nerd. I love technology. I love being a father and husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a nerd, a college football fan, a husband, a father, and finally employed. I will freely admit that I am a nerd. I love learning new computer programs and my coworkers still find it funny that I get excited about creating a new spreadsheet to help streamline a reporting process. I think one of my favorite things is to take an idea and use my knowledge, and skills to create something. I also enjoy playing video games with my wife, but we haven't had as much time for that since the baby was born. College football is the least nerdy thing about me. My favorite team is the University of Utah, although I also keep tabs on most of the . Personally, I love the feeling of tradition around the Big 12 teams. I am a father of a wonderful four-month old baby. He is definitely the cutest kid in the world. I have been married for almost two years now. I graduated with my Masters in May of '09, which turned out to be a horrible time to graduate. I looked for work for a full year before I was able to get a part-time job in my field. During that time, I worked as a school bus driver, and I often joked that my next goal was to become a school bus driver with a Ph.D. Soon after, I married the girl of my dreams, and I began applying for jobs all over the country. That was a real struggle, but I am finally employed full-time in a job that is more fun than I had ever imagined.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 17, I read the entire Book of Mormon in about two weeks. It was my first time reading it through by myself. I knelt down and prayed to know if it was true. The only feeling I received was that I was already told. I then reflected on those last two weeks and realized that even though I was extremely busy (and an emotional teenager), I had never felt happier or more peaceful in my life. I had felt the comforting influence of the Holy Ghost, confirming to me that what I knew was true. (see John 14:26). Since that time, I have had many more experiences where the Spirit has testified to me of the truth of the Church and its teachings.

How I live my faith

I spend one hour on Sunday and one night per week working with 14 and 15 year-old young men. During that time, we learn about the gospel of Jesus Christ, perform service, and play sports. I also spend almost all of my free time with my wife and children, and I feel there's nothing else that is more important for me to do. I also spend some of my time working on genealogy. After finding the names of my relatives, I'm able to have ordinances performed for them, the end result of which is that my entire extended family is eternally linked together. Family is meant to be eternal and the ordinances of the Gospel allow that to become a reality.