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Hi I'm Greg Trainor

I am a father and grandfather. I love the mountains and deserts of western Colorado. I was raised as a Catholic but I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, father of five, and grandfather of thirteen. I am of irish decent, with many of my ancestors coming to Canada in the 1840's as immigrants and workers on the Erie Canal. The family gradually left Canada and moved to western Nebraska and eastern Colorado, looking for land. But their search brought them lands without water and living was difficult. The family found that life in the country was not to be and the family became city dwellers. I was raised in the Catholic church and spent several years in a Catholic seminary studying to come a priest. In my latter years of university, I met the Mormon missionaries and converted to the LDS faith. It was the message that we lived with our Heavenly Father in the pre-existence, that we choose to come to the earth, chose right from wrong, and eventually that we could return to our Father and live eternally. I live in the canyon country of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. I run rivers for fun and inspiration. Each of my children have spent countless days in the canyons. I am a writer and poet, but my number one job is as a municipal manager, operating a water and wastewater utility and managing the street system for the City of Grand Junction. My work for cities started in 1970.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons) because I accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and Redeemer. The Church helps me understand the Savior and the role he plays in our immortal existence. I believe the Book of Mormon to be another testimony of Jesus Christ. When I heard the plan of salvation and our ability to choose good from bad and that we could live eternally and continue to develop and progress intellectually, I "felt" the message was true.

How I live my faith

I am currently a Bishop (like the "pastor" of a parish) of our Ward in Grand Junction. A Ward is an area of about two-hundred families and four-hundred members. I have been in the bishopric for the past nine years, first as a counselor and now as Bishop. These positions are responsible for the operation and spiritual welfare of the Ward. It is an unpaid calling, in addition to my regular full-time work. I have been a teacher all my time as a member of the Church, serving in many teaching callings.