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Hi I'm Riley

I'm a Mormon. I am a chemist for a local plastics company. I enjoy genealogy and have discovered that I am of Cherokee descent.

About Me

I grew up in the "oil patch" of Oklahoma and had high school in New Orleans, Louisiana. My college experience was at Brigham Young University for both my BS and MS degree in chemistry. I am a chemist for a local plastics company and enjoy the challenges that vocation provides me. I am the father of seven children and my wife and I now have eleven wonderful grandchildren. They live from Pennsylvania to California and from Idaho to Louisiana. I enjoy working with computers and find genealogy research on line very challenging and fun!

Why I am a Mormon

Although having been born into the Mormon church I still had to find my own reasons for living and staying committed to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I studied the Book of Mormon while in college and found that it was true. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is like a jigsaw puzzle. As you learn more about the Church of Jesus Christ, more of those pieces fit together into a wonderful way of life and faith. I have found that true commitment to live the way our Savior intended has always brought the most benefits to me and my family. Sure, we have trials, but as I live the commandments, attend services at church regularly and give service to others, my life is full of joy!

How I live my faith

I have been given many opportunities of service in the church and have learned much about the Gospel and myself with each calling. I have been a ward clerk, elder's quorum president, teacher in primary, music director, choir director, branch presidency counselor, bishop of a ward, high counselor in three different stakes, temple ordinance worker, and now a counselor in a stake presidency and home teacher. I find that living the gospel gives me a sure footing in life and find that as I strive to "walk uprightly" I receive more blessings than otherwise. Most of the time, general life works out best when I am serving others in the church, at work and in the community.