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Hi I'm Sean

I'm a single father of seven, stage and voiceover actor, and statistical analyst for sports. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family is the most important thing in my life. My children live 250 miles away, but I see them often. We are game nuts - board, card, and role-playing games - spending many hours in friendly competition as often as time permits. I see my parents and eldest brother daily, and love them dearly. I spend hundreds of hours each year volunteering in community theatres. I act (primarily in musicals), teach improv, write, and work behind the scenes. This has been my primary hobby for nearly forty years. Sports and political prognostication has been a hobby of mine for two decades. Most recently, I tracked NASCAR cup race results for seven, with the intent to predict future race outcomes; a pastime that I became rather good at. I enjoy watching and participating in most sports, but don't consider myself to be an athlete.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I occasionally attended other churches in my youth, I have always felt the LDS ("Mormon") church to be my home. Some seek a church where the friendships are the keenest. Others look for a minister whose views and approach feel best to them. But I see church as a place where I meet the most important two needs a person can have: the need to know their origin and purpose, and the need to make the most difference in the lives (mortal and post-mortal) of others. This church meets those needs more than any other I have found. I have learned, in this church, more about God's nature and purpose than I have found anywhere else, which has led to understanding the reasons why we are here on earth and God desires us to become. We are literal children of a divine being, sent here to earth in our spiritual 'adolescence' much as teens are sent off to college - to learn, to experience, and to determine for ourselves what we wish to be, and what He wishes for us to become. We will make mistakes. We will fail at times. But the journey is necessary. In finding out more about myself, I am in a position - and have the responsibility - to assist others along that journey. No one's path is quite the same as another's, and I must remember to be open to learning from others as I hope they learn from me. As our church functions completely on the unpaid efforts of its members, my labor is necessary. Teaching, ministering, serving...all up to us as members, and I find more joy in that than I have found in any other religion. And by doing the work, I become closer to the Master who leads it.

How I live my faith

I'm very actively involved in my ward (congregation). For many years, I was a youth leader and Scoutmaster, a calling I dearly miss. I also have been involved in the church's music program; direcing the local choir, playing the organ on Sunday, and writing/directing theatrical efforts. These days, I am the scheduling secretary for our ward's bishop (minister), which gives me the opportunity to come to know the members of our ward more deeply than I have in the past. I read the scriptures as often as I can; at least a few verses most days. LDS church music provides an uplift for me, as does Contemporary Christian music on local radio stations. Perhaps my favorite 'hobby' is spending time online with other Christian singles. My friends come from a variety of backgrounds, religions, and viewpoints, but we all need support and friendship.