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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a CPA, husband, and father of four amazing kids. I'm a skier, runner, cyclist, and lover of the great outdoors. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a CPA who works for a mining Company managing its finance department. When I'm not at work I mostly enjoy spending time with my family. I coach my son's soccer team, and run my daughters around to their cooking, art, and gymstastics activities. As a family, we love to ski, camp, hike, and explore new places. In my personal time I enjoy running, biking, and playing and watching sports.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the church but the time came when as a teenager, some of my close friends, who were also raised as members of the church decided that certain aspects of church membership were too restrictive, and wanted to party more and and to stop living in accordance with our religious beliefs. At first I sympathized with them and waivered a bit on whether I wanted to follow the teachings of the gospel. During this critical time in my life, I continued to attend church meetings, and comtemplated what path I would follow. I distinctly remember receiving clear and powerful guidance through the Lord's spirit in those church meetings where my heart was changed and I clearly saw the wonderful blessings and happiness that come into the lives of the people I knew who lived in accordance with the teachings of the gospel. I began reading the Book of Mormon and Bible, and made the study of these books a priority in my life. In fact, I decided I would read these scriptures prior to doing my schoolwork. I still remember how strongly and clearly I felt the Lord's spirit in my heart during those times, and I felt so much peace that I knew that this was the path I wanted to follow for the rest of my life. My schoolwork improved dramatically, as well as my relationship with my siblings and people at school. The Lord showed me in intimate and personal ways that He would take care of me as I put my full trust in Him. In retrospect, the Lord has blessed me tremendously in every aspect of my life for my decision to put Him first in all things. The peace, light, truth, love, comfort, intelligence, and understanding that comes to me when I live in accordance with the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is AMAZING!!! The spirit of the Lord is alive and well and manifests itself in my life on a daily basis to provide guidance and comfort. In short, I am a Mormon because I personally benefit in dramatic ways from living this way.

How I live my faith

The organization of the church provides me with wonderful ways to live my faith, and to become a "doer of the word" rather than a hearer only. There are so many opportunities to serve within the church, and I feel that I personally benefit from such rich opportunities to serve. For example, I often go to the church prior to meetings starting with my kids and we help set up chairs for the meetings. We also have the opportunity to clean the church with our family a few times each year. This experience helps to teach our children to respect the church and to take good care of it. Some other responsibilities I am given within the church include being aware of families within our neighborhood who are in need and seeing that their needs are taken care of. For example, we often organize a group of guys to help someone moving pack their moving truck if they are moving in or out of the neighborhood, or lay sod in their yard. We help others network to find employment when they lose their jobs, and try to identify and reach out to people in the neighborhood to make sure they feel welcome. One great memory I have is when a neighbor (not a member of the church) had their basement complete filled with mud after a severe storm. We organized a group of approximately 200 people to spend the Saturday in a bucket brigade to hall out the mud. It was satisfying to know that we had helped someone who needed it. One other thing I try to do to live my faith is to share it with anyone who may be interested or even just curious about what I believe. Nothing compares with the joy I feel when I see "the light go on" in someone else who is learning about gospel. Whether you are someone I know or not, and are reading this, know that I would love nothing more than to share my beliefs with you. Why? Because there is no satisfaction that compares to the feeling I get when I help someone else come to know of the goodness of God and the plan that God has for their life. Just send me a message...