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Hi I'm Mark

I'm a husband, a father, a son, an aspiring polymath, and I work in data science. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a curious and erudite person. I have seven library cards and bookshelves that test the structural integrity of my house. I work with data science helping individuals and organizations make information based and optimal decisions. I enjoy reading, origami, riding my mountain bike, going to the beach with my family, board games, and travel.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church before I was born, so I more or less grew up as a member. My father was not very active but my mother had a very strong testimony of the truth of the Church. I was able to see from a young age how adherence to living the Gospel of Jesus Christ help my mother live a much more happy and fulfilling life than my father. While my mother's faith certainly helped me foster my own relationship with Jesus Christ, I really didn't know if the Church was true until I was in my early twenties. When I had a very significant and powerful spiritual experience in the San Diego Temple, that left no doubt, that the Church was true and this is where I belong!

How I live my faith

“Truth is knowledge of things as they are, and as they were, and as they are to come” (D&C 93:24). In my ward or congregation I am the financial clerk or administrator for my Church unit. This calling or responsibility is unique as I get to see the inspired use of Church resources in blessing those in need. I am also responsible for helping member of my stake (multiple church units) with family history research. I recently organized a event that utilized presentations from RootsTech.org and other subject matter experts to provide an interactive family history experience for the local community.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

After we die we are usually met by family and loved ones that have passed on before us. Your spirit may need some time to recover from the stresses of mortal life. I imagine that we will be learning and serving our Heavenly Father as we await the resurrection. Show more Show less