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Hi I'm Craig Beytien

I am active in many civic endeavors, school board, rotary, and citizen advisor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the midwest in a Catholic home. I was raised to respect God, country, and my parents. I developed a keen interest in performance magic at age 10 - an interest I retain to this day. I've been in education publishing most of my career and am a partner in a publising consulting business. I married a wonderful, talented lady 25 years ago and she is the light of life today. We have three sons, three dogs. I also serve on our local school boaerd, am active in Rotary International, and serve on two Boards as a Director for a private entity and a civic advisory panel.

Why I am a Mormon

I my early twenties I began a search for a faith that best aligned to my core beliefs. I attended several Churches in search of a place where I could feel the spirit and see it manifest in the lives of it's members. Although I saw good things within each faith, the spirit in the LDS Curch was stronger and more direct. They stressed our personal relationship with the Savior over traditional ritualized practice. I really appreciated the stories of the early Church pioneers who overcame great challenges to practice their faith - often at the risk of their own lives. I came to know that Heavenly Father knows and loves me and that he sent his only son, Jesus Christ to atone for our imperfections. I know Joseph Smith was like unto the prophets of old, having received inspiration and direction from our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I have held numerous callings in the Church. Each has taught me to be a better person and serve others. Currently, I serve as a counselor to our Bishop. It is an honor beyond measure. In that capacity I work with others in leadership to provide for the needs of our congregation. We administer spiritually and temporally to our Ward family.