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Hi I'm Nate

I'm a drummer. I was born in Germany. I started a club for nappers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Germany, but don't ask me to speak German! My family was in the military, so we moved when I was very young and we eventually ended up in Utah. Now I'm pursuing my passion in music at BYU studying percussion. When I'm not drumming in a jazz combo, orchestra, or marching band I'm usually on my road bike!

Why I am a Mormon

Mormonism gives me the confidence to live each day with a purpose. I have a Father in Heaven who has a plan for his children to find happiness. I have my Savior, Jesus Christ, to help me overcome my mistakes and shortcomings. I have a family that I can cherish for eternity. I have a church community of friends who support me. I love the doctrine and teachings of this church and I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

One thing that I enjoy about participating in my church is the chance I have to use my talents...particularly in music! I am currently the choir director in our ward (congregation). It's my responsibility to organize volunteers to provide special musical numbers during our worship service. Unlike other churches, we don't use full band to provide music, but rather have the choir and/or congregation sing arrangements of sacred hymns with an organ or piano accompaniment. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE gospel music (I'm a drummer after all). I'd be the first in line to attend a concert by Gladys Knight (a Mormon gospel signer...check her stuff out!) and I firmly believe that you can use a variety of musical styles to praise God. However, in our normal worship services I've come to really appreciate traditional signing with four part harmony. It makes for a subdued and contemplative environment which I find spiritually refreshing. We definitely don't sound like the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, but it's still fun to gather as a group and use our music to worship our Father in Heaven.