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Hi I'm Chris

I am a husband, a father of three girls, an attorney, entrepreneur, and former college football player. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of seven children. I met my wife in college, and we are now raising our family in the Pacific Northwest. Our daughters keep us quite busy. I am an attorney, and I also manage a network of real estate businesses that I have started over the last few years. I enjoy fly-fishing, skiing, playing sports, and spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was born, my mother was not a member of the LDS church. My father was a member of the church, but did not participate regularly in church meetings. As they considered how they wanted to raise their family, they explored various churches, and in the process my father became an active member of the LDS church again. When I was 2 ½ years old, my mother took the missionary lessons and felt strongly that she too should join the church. This was a difficult decision for her, because her father was a Baptist minister, and her entire family strongly opposed her decision. Yet, she felt that she was doing what the Lord would have her do, and she continued faithful through it all. I will be forever grateful for the example she set for me. She and my father taught all of their children the principles of the gospel, and each of us came to love and believe those principles. Subsequently, I have had many moments when I have needed to know for myself whether this church was true. I am happy to relate that I have developed my own personal conviction that the LDS church is the Lord’s true church. I have felt God’s influence over and over again confirming these truths, and I continue to have those convictions confirmed throughout my life. I know that God answers our prayers, that He knows us, and that he loves us dearly as His children. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Knowing that God lives and that His plan for the salvation of His children is real, I try to do what He would have me do. I read the scriptures each day, attend my church meetings, pray daily, and do my best to keep His commandments. I also seek God’s guidance in decisions I have to make in my life and with how to raise my family. I feel so grateful for how He has answered my prayers for help. Our family has been tremendously blessed as we have kept the commandments.