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Hi I'm Ryan

I'm a Mormon. I joined the church on my own at age 9.

About Me

I am a father and a husband. I am finishing college with a degree in Policy Studies from Indiana University. Previous to my education and married life, I served in the United States Navy in Yokosuka, Japan. I am a Gulf War Veteran working in healthcare, serving my fellow veterans within the Veterans Affairs System.

Why I am a Mormon

I originally joined the mormon church at age 9. As a young and mischievious boy, I was drawn to the feeling of peace I felt upon hearing the missionary lessons offered by local missionaries serving in the area I then lived. My parents were indifferent at the time, however, after changes in my countenance and more specifically my behavior, my family began to take the lessons of the church. It was not long after, that my parents, sister and I were all baptized, I being the first. As a young boy, I did not understand the importance and ultimately the impact such a decision would have on my life and those around me. It was not until after several years and many of lifes challenges, that I realized the true nature of the gospel, thus allowing it to grow inside of me, blessing my life and the life of my family. It has been my privilege and honor to serve the Lord. I implore anyone reading this profile to learn more, pray often, and in seeking those truths that I know to be the true gospel of Jesus Christ, you too will be blessed beyond measure.

How I live my faith

It has been my experience, that service is the true essence of all that I try to do in the church. I have had the opportunity to serve in the Young Men's program as either a counselor to the Young Men's president, or as the Young Mens president myself. It has also been my privilege to serve in the Elders Quorum as a counselor and as the president. Among these callings comes an opportunity to serve the members of our ward or congregation, which can be a challenge and a blessing depending on the tasks at hand. I would be remissed if I did not mention, that in order to serve others, one must try to live in such a way as to be harmonious with the teachings of the gospel. It is a challenge, however as I try to serve to the best of my ability either in my community or within my ward, I feel closer to my Heavenly Father and this alone gives me the strength to press on. My faith is a way of life.