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Hi I'm Dane

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Played football and graduated from Cal Berkeley. Married high School Sweetheart

About Me

Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Married to high school sweetheart. Father of 4 children ranging from 23 - 31. Attended Berkeley. Business career in international marketing and sales. Small business owner with spouse. Tours of duty as scoutmaster, coach. Love listening to educational podcasts on a wide range of topics (e.g. freakonomics, hard core history, various science fiction, religion) and listening to audiobooks during jogging.

Why I am a Mormon

As long as I can remember, I asked my parents about life's great questions: Do we exist for a purpose, what is that purpose, what happens after death, why do bad things happen to good people and vice versa. I was encouraged to ask questions and was always energized and excited by the answers which gave me hope and purpose. Mormons believe the "glory of God is intelligence" and we are encouraged to seek learning. I am completely excited to live in a day where science allows us the privilege to glimpse the mechanisms of God and to see the wisdom and order behind things that could previously only be taken on faith. Mormons believe in and teach of the eternal potentiality of the family. The more I learn, the more I recognize the reality, truth and value of these Christian principles.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have served as a youth leader, sunday school teacher, and as Bishop of a congregation (similar to a catholic priest or protestant pastor position in other Christian congregations). I am a natural loner, who through a sense of gratitude for opportunities and blessings in my life rather than a natural inclination, have found myself actively engaged in a variety of service and personal interactions that have enriched my life tremendously.