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Hi I'm Shane Wilson

I sell organic food for a living. I have a beautiful wife and three amazing kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 40 something year old husband and father of three. I graduated from college many years ago with a degree in Zoology. I started my career as a chemical analyst and I am a sales manager for a natural food company. Two of our three kids are in college, the oldest will be heading to medical school in the fall and the second is heading into finance. Much of our time revolves around the third child who is in cub scouts, chess club and Taekwondo.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of this church. My parents, their parents and their parents were born into this church. Several of my ancestors were among the pioneers in the very early days of the church who crossed the plains. Having said that, being born into this faith (or any faith) is not the same as embracing it. As a teenager, I drifted from the church. I could no longer depend solely on the strength of my families conviction. I college, I dated a girl who was not a member of my church. When she visited my parents home, she could feel something different and special. Her attempts to understand this feeling led her to the missionaries. I participated in the missionary discussions and something really amazing happened. As these wonderful missionaries taught these lessons, these simple truths I'd been taught as a child began to resonate deeply within me. This led me to an honest, prayerful investigation. Through this process, the faith of my fathers became my faith, deeply and personally mine. I married that beautiful girl that pointed me in the right direction and I have never looked back.

How I live my faith

Our faith is at the core of our lives. Besides church attendance each week, we take time as a family and individually each day for scripture study and prayer. We set aside at least one night a week for family time. Each member of our congregation is given an assignment, or a calling. With no paid clergy, everyone has a role to play. I currently work with the full time missionaries (the young men and women you see with name tags wearing Sunday clothes, riding bikes or walking in pairs). My wife works with the children in our congregation ages 3-12, teaching and assisting with organization. We each have an additional assignment to visit the homes of several members of our congregation each month, to teach and to look for opportunities to be of service.