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Hi I'm Charles Stoddard

I am not retired; I am rewired, having been a banker & an entrepreneur.

About Me

I am proud to be father of four and have presently have five grandchildren and six "grand dogs ". I enjoy travel, reading, concerts, golf, tennis and collecting jokes known as "groaners". I do not consider myself a risk taker; however, as a result of circumstances, it caused me to be an entrepreneur. Losing my job as a bank president, I started a new bank. Having a son with dyslexia, I cofounded a K-12 school for kids with learning disabilities. Seeing a need for venture capital in our area, I started an angel investment organization.

Why I am a Mormon

The German philosopher Goethe wrote, " Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. " The thing that matters most to me besides my family is my testimony of Jesus Christ. Through the Spirit, I testify that God lives and that we are His children. I know that He loves us unconditionally, no matter what we do. I also know that He wants us to return to Him someday. I testify that His son, Jesus Christ also lives. I know that He atoned for our sins because of His love for us. His redeeming sacrifice made it possible for everyone to be resurrected and live again. I further testify that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His church on the earth today. By obeying the Lord's commandments, by performing sacred ordinances and by enduring to the end, we will have eternal joy and happiness.

How I live my faith

I have had high profile positions in the Church as well as less visible callings.Based on these experiences, I have learned that the Lord does not care where you serve but how you serve. I have also learned that in serving others, you serve yourself. I agree with the poem by Madeline Bridges: " There are loyal hearts, there are spirits brave, There are souls that are pure and true; Then give to the world the best you have, And the best will come back to you. "