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Hi I'm Rick McAlister

I'm a husband, a father, work in the IT industry, love sports, coaching and travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud father of three young women, one son and a grateful husband to my wife of 27 years who has stayed with me through life’s struggles and whom I love more now than ever. Two of my daughters are married and have brought to great sons into our family. My son is about to serve a mission for the Mormon church in Concepcion Chile. I love spending time with my family and I am an avid sports fan. I have had the opportunity to live many different parts of the United States, and have traveled to many places throughout the world. I enjoy traveling and meeting new people and seeing different cultures.

Why I am a Mormon

It is very simple to me why I am a Mormon. To know that my family is sealed together for eternity is comforting. Knowing my partner in this earthly journey is also my partner for eternity brings me great joy. Understanding our Heavenly Fathers plan of happiness for us just makes sense to me, and I have developed a strong testimony of this gospel over the years of trying to live gospel principles and serve my fellow man. My parents joined the church in Maryland when I was two years old, and I am so thankful the missionaries found my family. I was baptized when I turned eight years old while living in Pennsylvania. I learned and grew in the church over the next eleven years, building a testimony that I wanted to share. After graduating from high school in Minnesota, I had the opportunity to serve a mission, being called to Sacramento, California. On my mission is where I truly learned the eternal nature of this gospel, and the impact it can have on everyone's lives. I have continued learning, and serving whenever possible, and have raised my family by the principles I know to be true. I have been truly blessed.

How I live my faith

Knowing my Savior, and what he has done for me, drives me to be a better person and live the gospel as I have been taught, and learned through my personal study and prayers. I have the privilege of working in a bishopric in my ward and I am continually humbled by the members faith, willingness and dedication to living a Christ like life. These members, and my family, are a source of strength to me, and knowing the great impact it has in all of our lives makes me want to share the “good news” found in the teachings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.