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Hi I'm Ryan

I grew up in Utah. Love to Run. Love being a husband and a father. I work for a software company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love all sports, especially long distance running. I completed my first marathon in 2011 and plan on running marathons throughout my life. I worked for a fortune 500 company in Minneapolis, before accepting a job with a small, start-up tech company in my hometown. I somehow convinced the cutest girl in my high school to marry me and together we have a baby girl! I love being a dad!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have put its teachings to the test and my life is better because of them! My life changed when I read the Book of Mormon for the first time in high school. It brought a peace to my life that I had been searching for. the Book of Mormon taught me to pray and ask for answers, and more importantly, how to recognize how God communicates with me. My testimony of the LDS church was strengthened as a missionary in North Carolina. I saw the doctrines of the church change people for good. I saw people develop faith to overcome tough challenges and in turn, this strengthened my faith. A doctrine of the church that brings me great peace is that of eternal families. As a new father, my greatest joy is spending time with my wife and daughter. They mean everything to me, and I take great peace in knowing I can live with them forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to treat everyone I interact with as a child of God. I believe we are all important and unique and we should treat each other with kindness. I try to be honest in all areas of my life. I try to study the Bible, Book of Mormon, and words of latter-day prophets daily and apply the things I learn. I attend church weekly and teach Sunday school to a group of 13-14 year olds who are part of our congregation.