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Hi I'm Russ Price

I have a family with 5 grown children, I volunteer as a mediator, I'm on the local planning commission and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a civic-minded individual, without being an activist. I volunteer for the juvenile court system as a mediator for truancy and victim/offender cases, serve on the local planning commission, conduct site visits to help strengthen human research protection programs, and serve on a national board for research administrators. In all those places I find opportunities to become acquainted with and appreciate people of all faiths and all walks of life. I think all of that helps me to be more effective in my most important roles - husband and father. I have always wanted my family to value diversity while maintaining a clear set of values that will keep them on course, and serve as a beacon in their own communities.

Why I am a Mormon

I am what I call a "lifetime convert" to Mormonism. I was born a Mormon in a home with wonderful parents, but we were not involved in the church in my young years. As I began to attend church with my mother as a pre-teen, and then over the years watched my father commit to the gospel and to service, I began feeling that following the tenants of the Church brought a measure of happiness that was not available to me in any other way. Over the years I have continued the conversion process, which I agree with one of our church leaders is simply "being true to what we know." I know Jesus knows me and loves me. What other path could I take?

How I live my faith

I live my faith by establishing patterns in my life that are consistent with what I think my Savior would model. I am frankly not always very good at following His lead, but I have noticed that as I make the attempt, He strengthens me, and I improve. One of these patterns is service. I have recently worked with young men is the Scouting program. Previously I led a congregation of Mormon students who had married and were starting families. Each of these have been growing experiences that have helped me attend to the individuals that I serve. Ministry, no matter whether it is to a group of rowdy 14-year-olds or devout young college students trying to establish Christ-centered homes, is a proving ground not only for reaching out, but also for reaching inward. Without serving others, I am not sure how we would get to know our Savior.