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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a retired civil engineer in the water and wastewater fields. I'm a Mormon and always have been.

About Me

I am a husband, a dad, and a grandfather of eight. I am a retired civil engineer in the water and wastewater industry. My career has been very fulfilling as I have been able to see many projects that I had planned and designed be constructed and in operation providing water and sewer services for the community. At 49, while having my annual physical, my doctor noticed a difference in the EKG. That same week I had a 5-way heart by-pass operation. I tried to delay it so that I wouldn't miss playing in the next basketball game, of course that request was denied. This was a shocker as I have always been a physically active person. The doctors simply said it was the DNA. Once I got use to that life change, I started to loose mobility in my hips. I now have two hips that have been resurfaced. I still enjoy an active lifestyle. I took up rowing, or sculling, a few years ago. I try to row 2 to 3 times a week. My wife and I are "credit card" bike tourers. We have done our own bike tours along the California coast and other trips.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it gives me understanding of the purposes of this life and provides a roadmap to see the sights of life and getting to the final destination without getting lost and arriving safely. I am a Mormon because I believe there is a God and that this God is in fact the Father of my spirit. And that, as a spirit, I lived before this earth was created with everyone else in the presence of my Father. I am a Mormon because I believe that my Father organized this earth for me to gain knowledge by experiencing the good and the bad. He wants us to make own choices and be accountable for those choices. As that is how we learn. Also, that the bad comes from one source and that would be Satan. He is real. I am a Mormon because I believe life existed before and will continue after we die. I believe God has provided all the tools and resources for me to navigate across this ocean of life and land back to Him, back home. Like everyone, something inside me tells and helps me to know if something is good or bad. The teachings of this Church are good and true. I am a Mormon because I too believe that God still communicates with man, individually and to the Church. With the Church He tells the Prophet what direction to take, not social pressures. God is constant, the teachings of man changes. In the 61 years of living life, I believe that I have read, heard, and been through whatever criticisms of the Church, and religion in general, to know that there is no other belief system, philosophy, nor religion that makes more sense than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This Church gives me purpose in life and hope for the future.

How I live my faith

My faith has taught me to serve. I volunteer to work in the local Food Bank, and at a dining hall serving free dinners for the Catholic Community of St. Patrick, have been on the County's Grand Jury, volunteered for bike races, rowing regattas, and participated in the Boy Scouts along with my three sons, and continue to support the Boy Scouts as a merit badge counselor for the sports and environmental badges. I have taught several different Sunday school classes for children, youth, and adult. I have helped organize events for both youth and adults ranging from dances, plays, softball and basketball tournaments, youth camps and overnight outings.