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Hi I'm Joseph Ovard

I'm an Artist, a husband, a father of 4, and I'm an Mormon

About Me

I have always enjoyed performing, though my quiet personality might suggest otherwise. I have been in more plays and stage performances than I can remember. I have also worked as a professional photographer, doing mostly portrait photography for kids. I have written and produced soft rock music, though not professionally. I have been involved in helping other local musicians get their start through local performance venues and things like that. I have always enjoyed film. I am not the kind of guy you want to play Scene It with if you enjoy winning! My dream as a child was to be a movie director, but I chose a different profession that was a bit more family friendly. I have a beautiful wife, and am currently a father of 4.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have found true joy by living Christ's gospel. I have experienced life with and without faith, and I have learned to always choose the former. I am a Mormon because it encourages me to live a long, healthy life and be around to see my children grow up, and even my grandchildren. I am a Mormon because I have found the truth in The Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

My faith shapes my life. It provides me with so much freedom! The way that I live my life is guided by my faith and it has provided so many opportunities for me! My ultimate joy in life is my wife and my children and I would never had had them were it not for my faith. My employment was made possible through a member of the church who I knew because I was active in my faith, and that employment provides for my greatest joy! My faith compels me to serve, to be an active member of my community. I currently teach the youth of the church, specifically the 14-15 year old kids in my local area, and I love it! They are incredibly smart and their knowledge of the gospel constantly surprises me.