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Hi I'm Rand

I'm an attorney and family man. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I had a grandfather that was a game warden in Wyoming. I really enjoyed spending time with him while he was working. We used to drive around together in his game-warden trucks. I grew up in California, Wyoming, and Utah. I like to fish and backpack. I like music. I sing a little. I enjoy my wife and children's interest in music. They are all musicians, I just sing a little.

Why I am a Mormon

As I strive to live the gospel, it is clear to me that Heavenly Father loves each of us and is involved in the details of our lives. Often, we just fail to recognize His hand. I am so grateful for the atonement wrought by the Savior, Jesus Christ. He is my Savior. When I was younger, I questioned things like most young people. With a little bit of an intellectual bent, you can imagine the lines my questioning took. If it weren't for the princip

How I live my faith

I teach a class of 6 year olds at church. I love teaching them. Aren't 6 year olds a perfect age? They seem so pure yet just on the cusp of coming into their own. I like to volunteer in the community. My work as an attorney gives me some ability to make a difference. I helped organize the pro bono legal help night locally. I also volunteer to lead some financial peace university classes. I just lead my 11th class. I also volunteer with the local boy scout district. As an eagle scout I am proud of my son who just received his eagle scout award. I enjoy helping people gain financial peace both in my work as an attorney and through community service.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

I often think that the study of how women fit into the Mormon Church can never be complete without recognizing that women actually perform priesthood ordinances in the temple. They also have the same standing in terms of priesthood in the temple. They are given the same vestments, the same blessings as the men. These are the highest blessings from God that are given to men and women on the earth. The priesthood that we talk about in every day church parlance is just a service arm of the priesthood that is given in the temples. From my perspective, the men have to serve to be worthy, while the women, who naturally serve and lead through nurturing family are given these highest temple blessings without that added requirement. Show more Show less