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Hi I'm Mike

I'm a software designer & developer. I love my family, and I enjoy serving in my community. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have been married for 35 years and have raised six children. I love being with my family. We don't get together as often as I like, but my children and their families (including 12 grandchildren) love to camp and hike and explore the outdoors every chance we get. I've worked in banking for 34 years. I live in an urban community and look forward to opportunities to engage in community service in the city that I love and in which I've lived for my entire life.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young adult I had little interest in religion. I became acquainted with the Mormon church through a friend while I was serving in the Air Force overseas. I learned that he and his family were members of the church. I was attracted to my friend's sister who told me that "the one thing she would never give up was her religion". She talked about hearing the Prophet (President Spencer W. Kimball) speak in Wembley Stadium and how his message brought her to tears. I couldn't see myself having the same depth of feeling for a religion. I returned to the United States but continued to correspond with my friend's sister. In time, she came back to the USA, we dated, and then were married. For eight years I went to church activities and picnics. I attended the annual Primary Program to see my childern participate in Sacrament Meeting. In time, I came to realize that I needed to be a part of the church with my wife and children, and I was baptized. I've found true happiness in the church. Church membership has brought great blessings to my family and I'm grateful to know that familes can be together forever.

How I live my faith

I have lived in the same ward for my entire adult life. I have had the opportunity to serve as a bishop twice. Living in an urban community has provided lots of opportunities to serve in the community and to help the poor, the needy, the elderly, and the disabled. I've been very blessed in my life and am grateful to have the opportunity to help those who have been less fortunate.