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Hi I'm Bryan

I grew up in Utah. I hosted a national syndicated radio show and now I advertise/market non-profit organizations and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Certified Public Manager (CPM) and Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) with 23 years radio broadcasting experience.Throughout my career as a professional broadcaster, I worked at several Utah radio stations and helped several non-profit organizations further their missions as a Promotions Director, PSA Director and Announcer. These experiences led to a social enterprise venture, where I and two others successfully managed and operated a commercial radio station by leasing the frequency and using volunteers as staff. In 2001, we moved to Nebraska and I hosted a nationally syndicated satellite radio program. Since then, I am active in my community as a foster/adoptive parent and have adopted three children and I am the owner of an advertising agency that specifically advertises/markets services to nonprofits to complete their missions successfully.

Why I am a Mormon

In 1975 I was placed in foster care at age 5. Up until I was 11, my life in foster care was complicated and I felt hopeless, unfulfilled, useless, unloved and empty. During those years, I was prone to runaway and spent some nights over at friend's houses and actually spent one night in a ditch. After one of my "runaway adventures," I spent the day back at the foster home and contemplated my life up to that point. Later that day, I was allowed with adult supervision to attend what I would learn later was primary. We sat in the chapel and began singing, "I am a Child of God", and while we sang, I was overcome with a feeling I had never felt before, I don't even remember finishing the song, but I do remember, the thoughts I had and I knew then as I know now that God loves me, I am his child and that I would one day be a part of wonderful family. That came true in 1977 as I became a member of the church and was baptized, and in 1980 at the Provo Temple, I became a permanent part of my family and was sealed to my parents for time and eternity.

How I live my faith

I have faced adversity the majority of my life and I continue to struggle sometimes with the detriment of being in foster care, but I do not let that get me down, nor will I ever give up. Having the gospel of Jesus Christ as a foundation in my life and being a member of his true and living church has given me the strength to move past it because I know where I came from, why I am here on this earth, and I know that I will one day with my family live eternally with him! I try to live everyday the best I can and find that prayer, attending church activities and volunteering and helping nonprofits the way I do gives me a chance to be more Christlike, loving, and an example and a light to lift the burdens of others.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Bryan
This has always been puzzling to me. I never have worshipped Joseph Smith and neither do other members of the church. We worship God, the Eternal father and his beloved son, Jesus Christ. As for Joseph Smith, our respect and admiration for Joseph shouldn't suprise many Christians today, as we esteem Joseph as they would any other spiritual leader or reformist. We do not fault them their beliefs and adoration of these great essential individuals who led the way for Joseph to come to earth and complete his mission as they did theirs. We revere him as the Lord's annointed, the first Prophet, Seer, and Revelator in modern times. What people misunderstand is the reverance and gratitude we hold for him as an instrument to bring about the restoration of the Lord's Church today. I am thankful to God and his Son for allowing Joseph to be His instrument in restoring to the earth the ancient truths of the divine gospel, together with the priesthood through which the authority of God is exercised by His Church and the blessings it brings to me and all of His children. Show more Show less