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Hi I'm Owen

I'm a Project Manager at Daimler Trucks North America, a.k.a. Freightliner. I help make the coolest semi trucks on the road.

About Me

When I was in high school I played baseball and soccer and earned my Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America. When I graduated high school I went on a 2-year mission to Portugal. When I returned home I met sweetest girl, got married and started my family. My wife and I adopted a sweet boy and the four of us have made a great family. I have a Masters degree in Management and Organizational Leadership and work at Daimler Trucks North America helping coordinate building the best semi trucks on the road. I still love to play soccer when I have some free moments and when I'm not working in the yard or maintaining my home. I enjoy road trips and visiting the natural wonders around me. My favorite holidays are Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have cute little pug and tuxedo cat and look for any opportunity I can take to either eat or grill a yummy hamburger.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 6 years old I remember the missionaries, a.k.a. Elders, teaching my parents who did not belong to any church at the time. I remember going to church for the first time and feeling like I had come home to something very familiar. The atmosphere, teachings, instruction and community ring true to/for me. While I have had to operate on belief much of the time that believe morphs into a knowledge of truth as I practice what I am taught. I love learning truths, trying them out and gaining an understanding for myself. I feel like the Gospel of Jesus Christ is much like a laboratory. I learn about the things I can change in myself to live a more rich and happier life, make the changes and can honestly testify (witness) of the truthfulness to others. That doesn't mean they HAVE to change but I at least can share my experience(s) with them and allow them to exercise their agency themselves. I am comforted by the understanding I have of why I am here on earth, where I came from and where I am going after this life. The perspective that the church has provided to me compliments the holy scriptures and brings a further understanding and deeper meaning to all of Christ's parables. I am so thankful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

When I'm not working or playing with my family I serve my congregation as their Bishop. A Bishop is very similar in responsibilities to a pastor or priest. In our church all responsibility (callings) come from higher authorities who seek to follow inspiration and revelation regarding who the Lord would have serve in a particular capacity. I did NOT receive any formal training prior to accepting the assignment outside of living my religion on a daily basis. This is a new responsibility for me but I have enjoyed getting to know people in my community on a much more personal level. It demands much of my free time but the rewards are indescribable. I do NOT receive any pay for serving as Bishop. Nobody in the church is paid for their service. It is a labor of love.