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Hi I'm Brad

I am a transportation engineer, enjoy serving my community, and love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As an Air Force brat, I grew up moving every few years. Every move brought me to new friends and a new school. However, a few things have stayed constant in my life: my love of family and my faith in Jesus Christ. My family means the world to me. I now have a beautiful wife and four precious little children (three girls and one boy) who are the love of my life. We play together (without too many fights), we eat together (as often as our schedules allow), we work together (even through the complaining), and we pray together (we do our best). We try to support each other in the many activities we participate in. My primary interests lie in athletics and in serving my community. I enjoy sports and outdoor recreation, especially soccer, trail running, and cross-country skiing. I enjoy coaching my kids' sports teams and spending time with them at home and outdoors. I have also served my community in a variety of ways. I originally got involved as a way to meet my neighbors and help my community be a better place to live. Now I realize how important it is for each of us to be involved in our local communities to support a healthy nation. We can look to each other to meet our physical and emotional needs, which both enriches our lives and reduces the burdens we place on our government.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it yields fruit. When I live the principles taught in the scriptures and by our church leaders, I feel an overwhelming peace that must be experienced to be understood. This is the Holy Ghost, which teaches truth and testifies of Christ. Having the Holy Ghost as a constant companion allows me to feel inner peace despite the outer turmoil occurring in the world around us. It whispers to my soul what I must do to acquire heavenly treasures that are safe from spoil or ruin. No matter what anyone else does, our Savior Jesus Christ paid the ultimate price so that I can be the master of my fate. It is up to me to follow his example and obey his commandments. By doing so, I am developing a personal relationship with him and becoming more and more like him. In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have found the fullness of the gospel. This is the necessary framework for bringing together all the pieces of life's puzzle. Every other truth I have learned, I have been able to fit into the framework of the gospel. This has helped me to more fully use my experience and my understanding to serve others in eternally meaningful ways. As I do so, I have found inner peace and a sure hope of eternal life in the world to come with those I love.

How I live my faith

For me, the Gospel of Jesus Christ is about serving and blessing others in eternally meaningful ways. I believe this life is only one stage of eternity, and that after we die, our souls continue to live. The two things that will continue with us are our knowledge and relationships. To live with an eternal perspective means we are willing to sacrifice all other things in this world to increase our knowledge of the truth and strengthen our relationships with others. Jesus Christ is our perfect example and the source of all truth. He is the master teacher and both lived and died to enable us to repent of our sins and return to live with him and our loved ones eternally. As I meet people throughout my day, I often ask myself, "How will I feel when I meet this person in heaven, where all pretenses will have been swept away and where we will both see clearly into one another's heart?" Will it be a happy reunion, or will my heart be filled with regrets? Every one of us has eternal potential. Keeping this perspective at the forefront of my thoughts so it inspires my actions is how I live my faith.