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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a runner, a musician, a husband, a father, and a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

About Me

I was the 2nd of 5 children growing up. My parents did their best to instill in us a belief in God and a strong work ethic. My dad always told me not to follow in his foot steps, but to do better than he did. I took his counsel to heart and completed college and graduate school. I am now a physician assistant working in pain management and in urgent care. I have been married to a wonderful woman for the past 12 years, and we have three beautiful children together. Some of my hobbies include running, cycling, singing, guitar, and playing piano. I also write and record music and secretly would love to have one of my songs published and recorded by a professional recording artist some day. Until then, it's mainly just a hobby with some hopes and dreams. Our family enjoys movies, reading books, camping, spending time at the lake, and just enjoying time together. My wife is also a musician and we oftentimes will spend time at the piano or with the guitar singing songs as a family. As cliche as it may sound, family is really what matters most to us and we do our best to nurture that relationship.

Why I am a Mormon

I was a runner and a musician through high school and college and it was through both of these interests that I came to know about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. In my second track meet during my senior year of high school, I was turning the first corner on an indoor 200m race when I felt a pull in my right hamstring muscle. It was the first time I had ever injured myself running, but I did my best to not let this set me back. My desire to qualify for the state track meet kept me working hard in physical therapy and in practice to get back on the track. About 6 weeks later I was running again only to re-injure the same leg in the same race, this time on the outdoor track. I knew at this point that my season was over. The rest of the year, I dedicated my time to helping the other athletes, since I knew that running was out of the picture for me. It was during this time that I became good friends with some members of the Church. I was also in choir with them, so we started hanging out quite a bit. Apparently, they were excellent missionaries, because they had me asking questions that eventually led to my being baptized as a member of the Church. I thank my Heavenly Father often for these good friends that shared with me the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have felt inspiration through the Holy Spirit that Jesus Christ is our Savior, that God is our Father, that the scriptures are true, and that the teachings I learn as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints will bring me closer to God and eventually lead me home to Him. I sometimes wonder where my life would be had I not injured myself during my senior year of track and field. Would I have found the gospel eventually? Would I be where I am today? I guess I'll never know, but it really doesn't matter. The Lord led me to Him and that's where I plan on staying.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in everything I do. I try to treat others as Christ would treat them. I read the scriptures, I pray, I try to keep the commandments. I'm most definitely not perfect, but I do my best. In the Church, I am currently called to serve as the Mission Leader in my congregation. My main responsibility is to help share the gospel message. I work with the full-time missionaries and members to help those interested in learning more about our faith to have that opportunity. I also visit several families in the congregation every month to help them out however I can. This is something that almost all members of our Church will do. It's our way of lifting each other up spiritually and temporally. I think this also helps keep me accountable and reminds me of my commitments to serve the Lord. When I was baptized over 15 years ago, I made a covenant and promise to remember Christ and keep His commandments. With all the different things I need to do each day - work, family, Church, etc - it's easy to get side-tracked from what's most important in life. With the help of the Lord, my wife, my kids, and other Church members, I am given strength to endure that I could never experience being left on my own.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Tim
Missionaries teach about the plan that Heavenly Father has for you. They will teach you about Jesus Christ and how He plays the central role in God's plan. They will also explain more about the Church, the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and how you can know that what they teach is true. Along the way, you'll be asked to make commitments that will help you draw closer to God and His Son. Some of these commitments include reading scriptures, praying, keeping commandments, etc. They are really there to help you at whatever place you are in your life, and help you make steps that bring you closer to God. Show more Show less