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Hi I'm Rich Barker

I have a beautiful wife and an adorable two year old daughter. I'm a business major and I LOVE Star Wars. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I consider myself a renaissance man of sorts. I've been in a few different punk rock bands. I like to skateboard and snowboard. I'm also kind of a nerd. I've been to multiple Star Wars conventions. I run a fan-site for a famous musician and have even interviewed him a few different times. First and foremost I'm a husband and a father. These two girls are the greatest joy of my life. Currently I'm a student at BYU-I. I'll be graduating April, 2013 in business management with an emphasis in marketing.

Why I am a Mormon

People have proposed many different methods for achieving "joy" or "happiness" to me. Only the gospel of Jesus Christ has left me with the lasting happiness and the most pure form of joy I've ever found. A Heavenly Father that knows me personally and has a plan for me, motivates me to live up to my full potential. I've found that when I'm striving to live up to that potential, I receive true joy. Being happy and feeling joy is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I served a mission for the Mormon church for two years. I traveled all over the Midwest meeting amazing people. The people I met and my experiences there have influenced my life in every way. There's not a day that goes by that I don't think about it, I've been home for seven years! I've been a clerk for my congregation for the past two years. I'm responsible for keeping the records of the members of our congregation accurate and organized.