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Hi I'm Rick

I grew up in many different places. I have a wonderful family, I am an automotive engineer, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My father was in the US Air Force and I grew up moving around every 2 years or so. I really enjoyed visiting so many beautiful and historic places here in the USA and in Europe. Alaska and Germany are highlights. We went camping and sightseeing a lot and I continue to do this with my own family today. My wife and I met in beautiful Fairbanks, Alaska. We have 4 beautiful children. It makes life very busy keeping up with everyone's events, but we have a wonderful time. They are all so different and it keeps us on our toes trying to teach and guide them. I have always loved science and technology and cars. Today I find myself happily working as an automotive engineer in Michigan. I have enjoyed working on some of the coolest cars around: Corvettes, Camaros, and Cadillacs. The past few years I have started getting into mountain biking. I love the combination of skilled riding and being outdoors. I also hope to become a better photographer.

Why I am a Mormon

I find incredible peace in the gospel of Jesus Christ. Amid life's craziness, I still find spiritual, rejuvenating moments at church, with my family, and reading the scriptures. The scriptures have been a big part of my life since my parents helped our family develop a habit of reading them every day. We continue this tradition in my own family. My favorite scriptures in The Book of Mormon and The Bible are about the coming of our Savior and the miraculous events surrounding His birth. I know I have yet to fully understand the magnitude of what He did for us.

How I live my faith

I was born into a family that goes back many generations in the Mormon faith. It's been an integral part of my upbringing. During my teenage years my devotion to our faith increased as I chose to participate because I wanted to and not just because it was expected of me. When I turned 19 I served a 2-year mission in Los Angeles, proselyting among the many Koreans there. For over the past ten years I have served in leadership positions in our congregation. I have worked a lot with our youth, ages 12-18. It has been especially fun to participate in campouts and other Boy Scout activities. Today I serve as the Bishop. It has been a rewarding experience to work with so many wonderful families and individuals. I enjoy being able to, hopefully, make a difference in people's lives. It is a struggle at times to find the right balance between family, work, and church, but I am improving as I go along.