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Hi I'm Blake Wettengel

I grew up in Fountain Valley, CA. I love the Lakers and Angels. I've been an attorney for the last seven years. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of three girls and two boys. I practice transactional real estate and corporate law for a regional California law firm. I love sports of all kinds, but my biggest love has always been the Lakers. I love to coach my kids' soccer teams, and singing in church and community choirs. I once toured Italy and Africa with my college chamber choir. I love movies, probably too much, and often wonder if I would have made a great director. On this there can be no debate, Raiders of the Lost Ark is the greatest film of all time. I'm a people person. My wife and I love to go out to dinner with friends, or barbecue in the backyard, or play games with our friends and their kids. Our house is filled with music from morning til night, with piano, violin, flute and singing--OH the singing!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon, but given the chance to choose all over again, I'd pick to be a Mormon every day of the week and twice on Sundays. I love the church because it emphasizes family values, education, service, and industriousness--all things I am passionate about. Without the church, there would be a great void in my life, and no matter what I tried to do to fill it, it would always be empty. I'm a Mormon because we're not alone on this earth, our lives are filled with other people in every aspect of our lives (our families, our friends, our neighbors) and the Mormon people in my life are among the most charitable, kind, honest and giving people I've ever known. But most of all, I'm Mormon because I love the Lord, and His gospel, and I strive to emulate Him in every way.

How I live my faith

I am the Bishop of my Ward in Dana Point. This keeps me quite busy, almost like a second full-time job. I estimate that I spend roughly 20-25 hours per week serving in my capacity as Bishop. But I love it. It's not a burden in the slightest. i derive great strength, both physical and mental, and of course spiritual, from the interactions I have with other people as the Bishop. I love to serve, and I love to teach. I find that a good portion of what I do is take advantage of every opportunity to teach, and to bear my testimony and the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love the scriptures, and I love to teach from them and share my enthusiasm for the doctrines they contain.