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Hi I'm Steve

Born and raised in New Jersey, graduated from Penn State University, now living in Southwest Idaho. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

Born and raised on a resort island on the East Coast, I converted from the Methodist Church to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while at college. After graduation, I served in the Japan Kobe Mission. I married after returning and I now have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. I have a very rewarding career working with incarcerated youth and have served as president of a national professional organization for 4 years. My pasttimes include camping with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has answered questions that I always had growing up. Where did we come from, why are we here, and where are we going? There were also answers to other questions I had surrounding the nature of our Heavenly Father. I read some of the Book of Mormon before I was baptized and gained a testimony of it. I have experienced the difference that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has made in my life. I have never regretted my decision to join the Church.

How I live my faith

I am presently a financial auditor for the church, and visit 3 units of the church, called "wards," to make sure donations and expenses are handled properly. I beleive that members of the church should be involved with civic and other organizations outside of church so that we can be good examples to others. As a result, I have served as a city councilman in our small town for most of the past 10 years. I have also been on the executive board of a national organization for the past 6 years and also in our state organization for over 20 years.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

Steve
In ancient times, Jesus Christ organized his church, and the present-day church follows much of the same model. Most members are called upon to perform some duty in the church without compensation, including local church leaders. I have always likened this opportunity to serve much like practicing to play a sport-you cannot become proficient by simply standing on the sidelines. Show more Show less