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Hi I'm Steve Clayton

I'm a Utahn, New Yorker, Guatemalteco, Family Man and Attorney. I'm a Mormom.

About Me

Born and now living in Utah, I spent formative years outside of New York City and in Guatemala as a Mormon missionary. I’m fifth of eight children, including seven boys. What a blast. My family examples have inspired, directed, encouraged and loved me into the person I am today. By day, I enjoy reading fine print (really) and resolving disputes as an attorney for a real estate company. When not working I enjoy most every form of outdoor aerobic activity, especially when found in the mountains. I’m also a wanna be cowboy.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a heritage of faith…but it is more than that. I’ve felt a fire that burns within. I have felt my gut, somewhere around the stomach raising up to my chest, burn within as I have studied the Book of Mormon on a strap car, as I have read about Christ walking with his disciples after his resurrection, as I sing Christmas carols, as I have prayed for help, given service, or shared truth I have experienced. That spiritual feeling in my gut isn’t always around but once felt it serves as a personal spiritual witness to me that the things I have studied, heard or practiced are true. With that witness I take other points of Christ’s teachings on faith and living such points brings its own light and happiness which again confirms truth to me. I’m motivated by the purpose and progress the gospel of Jesus Christ affords: a knowledge that we are God’s children and that we can become more like him and return to live with him as we follow his son Jesus Christ. I find peace and clarity as I study the words of ancient and modern prophets which inspire, direct and comfort. Practicing spiritual principles of repentance, progress, forgiveness and humility have also blessed our family life.

How I live my faith

Not nearly as well as I’d like. But knowing that Jesus Christ suffered for my sins and foibles I live each day with the hope, and confidence, of a more perfect me tomorrow. My faith includes believing that families can live together in heaven, and so I’m working on making that a pleasant experience :). Living a family centered life brings great joys, including: holding my wife’s hand on a walk as we talk; doing anything my baby girl wants me too (I’ve got to stop that); and running down the alley with my boys to get to school. I also love being a neighbor, including shoveling neighborhood snow and visiting with folks.