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Hi I'm Lance

Hello from Texas where my wife (Caryn) and our two youngest children (Kristen and Erica) have lived for 11 years. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a happily married father of three. I was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Denver, Colorado, but now proudly call Texas home. I served a two year mission to South Africa / Zimbabwe and graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in Communications and English. For virtually all of my career, I have worked in the software business. I enjoy basketball (playing, coaching and watching), golf and teaching Seminary. My wife (Caryn) and I met at BYU and have been happily married for over 30-years. She is also a graduate of BYU and earned her Masters in Exercise Physiology from the University of Georgia. Caryn is currently a teacher at Keller High School. We have three children. Our oldest (Steve) and his wife Jessie live in Alexandria, Virginia. Steve served his mission in Florida, graduated from BYU and now works in politics. He is also in the process of earning his Masters in Political Management from George Washington University. Jessie, also a proud graduate of BYU, currently works for the GWU Law School. Our two daughters (Kristen and Erica) are in Texas with us. Kristen is a senior at University of North Texas and Erica recently graduated from Keller High School and will be attending BYU Idaho in the fall. My passion is "passion." I try and bring enthusiasm and excitement into everything I do.

Why I am a Mormon

My family joined the Mormon church many generations ago in the Eastern United States. As I tell my kids all the time, like it or not, Pierce's are Mormons. We each get to decide how to live up to that heritage. Personally, I have decided to embrace the culture and doctrine of the LDS (Mormon) faith. I believe that doing my best the live the gospel of Jesus Christ everyday brings comfort, hapiness and ultimately peace. Living the lifestyle of a Mormon has brought great joy to my life, and the life of my family.

How I live my faith

My faith is very important to me, and I love sharing it with others. For years, I have taught teenagers about the Gospel of Jesus Christ...often at 6:00am on high school mornings. I have come to realize that my personal peace and contentment increases as I spend more time studying, pondering and praying about the scriptures. In short, studying The Word makes me a better person. In professional life, my faith comes into play on a daily basis. In the hyper-competitive world of computer software, it is very easy to compromise your values. My faith inspires me to act as the Savior would act, and to do my best to live a professional life of honesty, kindness and integrity. Most importantly, I try and live my faith every day as a son, brother, husband and father. Family means everything to me, and as a faithful Christian I am better able to lead and support my family on a continual basis. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has been a true blessing to me and my family.

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

As an early morning Seminary teacher, I willingly spend 150+ days per year educating high school age youth within our faith on the scriptures...including The Bible (Old and New Testament), The Book of Mormon and Church History. It is important for me to clarify to those who inquire, that we do indeed take The Bible and its teachings very seriously. I have particularly learned to love The Old Testament because it is the foundation for both The New Testament and The Book of Mormon. As we all study the scripture and the life of Jesus Christ, we will be blessed and be happier. Show more Show less