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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a husband, dad, drummer, artist, misplaced surfer, runner, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Bay Area, spending time surfing, playing the drums, and drawing. I am now in Utah, married to an awesome wife who I met when we were both 15, and have four beautiful daughters, two sons-in-law, and grandkids! It is weird to have married daughters because I still feel like I did when I was 17! I enjoy running, both by myself and with family and friends. We have done local shorter races and a few Ragnar Relay Races. My favorite thing to do is hang out with my wife and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon and always felt something special whenever I went to church. There weren't very many Mormons in my schools, and I always felt like I had to be an example of what a Mormon should be. Not sure if I was always the best example I could have been. Regardless if you grow up a Mormon or not, you still have to find out if it's really true or not. The church can make sense on a common sense level, i.e., don't smoke, don't drink alcohol, don't do drugs or anything else that can harm your body and mind, live a moral life, serve others, be family oriented, follow the teachings of Christ, etc. But there comes a time when you have to know for yourself. I have read the Book of Mormon, followed the teachings of the Savior, listened to and followed counsel from church leaders, and most importantly prayed to our Heavenly Father and asked if it's true. I have felt the peace and assurance that comes from the Holy Ghost letting me know that it is true and I have experienced the blessings that comes from keeping the commandments. The other cool thing is I enjoy the teachings and knowledge that we lived with God before this life, we are here to live good lives and do what He wants us to do, and that when we die, it's not the end of our existence. And that my family and I will live together as a family after this life!

How I live my faith

I was the bishop of our local congregation for 6 years. This gave me tons of opportunities to serve and help others all the time. Nowadays, I just try to keep on and do what's right every day. I study my scriptures and go to church and all, but it's just the day by day things of being kind to everyone and trying my best not to be a jerk to anyone. My family is the most important thing to me, so I do what I can to be a good husband and dad. I think just trying to remember the Savior everyday and try to do what he would do.