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Hi I'm Gregg Baczuk

I am a high school teacher and a football coach. I am from Idaho, love the outdoors, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Western Washington and moved to Montana when I was in high school. Sports have always been a big part of my life; I've played football, baseball, basketball, and threw the shot put and discus in high school. I got my love of the outdoors from my father who enjoyed taking me up to into the mountains to chase deer and catch fish. My love of cooking I received from my mother who remains the greatest piemaker in the whole world. My parents taught me how to work and how to be a good person. I also have wonderful sibblings who continue to impact my life. I served a 2 year mission to Paris, France where I gained an appreciation for the French language and culture. Currently, I am married to a beautiful Idaho girl and together we have 4 wonderful children. I've taught high school social studies for 9 years and enjoy working with young people. I advise the student government and help coach the football and track and field teams. I also enjoy traveling, especially to Europe.

Why I am a Mormon

Family has always been an important part of my life. My parents weren't perfect but tried hard to maintain a loving atmosphere at home. Now, the relationships I have with them and my siblings are a great treasure to me. Being a parent myself, I recognize that the best way to acheive happiness in the home is to do as my parents did and center the family around the teachings of Jesus Christ. Charity, love, acceptance, and service created bonds between myself and my brothers and sister and I know those bonds will never be broken. As I now have created a family of my own, my greatest desire is for them to feel of the Savior's love as well. Through Christ's sacrifice for me, I know that I can be made clean from my mistakes. With Christ's example, I can develop healthy, loving relationships with the people around me. Through His gospel, I can learn how to be truly happy. Because of Christ's resurrection, I know that I can see my family again after I die. I am a Mormon because I believe that this is the same Church that Christ organized when He was on the Earth. I know that the Savior is the Way, the Truth, and Life and I truly appreciate what He has done for me. Through His Church, I can receive all of the necessary ordinances that will allow me to return and live with Him and my Father in Heaven someday. Also through His Church, I can be sealed to my wife and kids and maintain the most precious of relationships beyond the grave. The most important part about this Church is that we believe that anyone can know if it is true or not. I've learned for myself that this Church is true because God answers prayers and I know He will answer yours, too.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by being the same person regardless of whether I am at Church, at home, at school, or on the football field. Sometimes I make mistakes, but the Gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to remember what is most important in my life. I try to be a faithful and supportive husband, a dedicated and loving father, and a true and lasting friend. Currently, I am serving as the Bishop of our ward. I am humbled and honored to be able to serve in this capacity and to associate with so many Christ-like people. I am constantly in awe of the countless acts of service and kindness I am able to observe and to see people changing for the better as they embrace the Savior and His Atonement in their lives. My faith is of great strength to me as a teacher and coach. While I may not openly teach the Gospel at school, I hope I can be a good example of Christian living and teach principles of honesty, hard work, integrity, and accountability. I seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit as I deal with student, athletes, and coworkers because I know it would be difficult to do this job (or anything else) without that help and support. My faith means everything to me and I am so grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.