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Hi I'm Carl

I grew up in Oregon, USA. I'm married with 2 kids. I'm in school to become a Physician Assistant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a Mormon family by great parents who taught me how to be a good person and live my faith and live by Faith. When i turned 20 I left on a 2 year mission to the Spain, Malaga mission. Up to that point they were two of the best years of my life. I learned to love the Lord more and how to serve and love people. I grew as an individual and grew in my testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ and in his restored Church. After returning home I went to College at Brigham Young University - Idaho. I met my lovely wife there and earned a degree in Exercise Science. Choosing a career has been a battle and has taken some time for me to figure out. After several forays into business and Cardiovascular Perfusion, I found that what I really wanted to do for my career and that is to serve people's medical needs as a Physician Assistant. During the career search we have lived in many different places. Our two beautiful children were born in Kansas and here in Wisconsin. We've moved 9 times in the last 4 years and will likely move again for PA school. Before careful when you tell the Lord you"ll "go where you want me to go dear Lord", because he may have a lot of places to send you :)!

Why I am a Mormon

I have taken many opportunities to pray and ask the Lord if this is his true church and about each point of doctrine we believe in so that I can emphatically proclaim that I know this is his true Church upon the earth and that what I am doing is not in vain but necessary for my salvation which comes through Jesus Christ after I have done all that I can.

How I live my faith

I love to participate in community events and neighborhood activities and often find opportunities to share my faith in Jesus Christ and dispel common misconceptions about our church and what we believe. I'm never offended when a new found friend asks, "Don't Mormons have multiple wives and practice animal sacrifice?", I just laugh and tell them, "no and no". When I served my mission in Spain I found out that some 10-15 years ago there was a movie about the Amish that aired on TV and the name Amish was translated to Mormon. So everyone in Spain thought Mormons lived on farms, didn't use electricity, grew long beards, and rode in a horse and buggy. So it was always fun to let people know that we live just like they do and are regular everyday people working to make our way in life. In my current congregation I volunteer as a financial clerk and assist the ward in handling our bills and needs of the congregation.