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Hi I'm Tad McDowell

I was born and raised in Portland, OR. I have worked in the Pharmacy industry for 17 years. I love motorcycles. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I'm am a proud father of 3 beautiful girls. I love motorcycle riding, golfing, reading and eating. I received a Bachelors Degree from Prairie View A&M University in Political Science and a Masters Degree from Everest University in Criminal Justice. I have been in the pharmacy profession for 17 years in many different capacities. I am currently running a pharmacy program at Heald College. I was born and raised in Oregon but moved to Texas for 13 years and loved every minute of it. I am proud to call myself a Texan/Oregonian. Go Texans!! Go Blazers!! I am also an avid sports fan.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't really choose to be a member of this church.....let me explain. I never really much went to church as a child. I visited the Catholic church occasionally with my grandmother growing up but it wasn't really serious. When I started dating my girlfriend in high school (now my spouse of 20 years) she introduced me to the missionaries. I was told by my then girlfriend that we would not be allowed to get married unless I could take her through the temple. She told me I would have to become a member of the church to do that. So I listen to the missionaries and started doing what they asked me too. I started reading the Book of Mormon and praying about it. I followed the missionaries advice and prayed to see if the Book of Mormon was true. I received the overwhelming feeling that it was and made the choice to get baptized. I could not get baptized until the day after my 18th birthday because my father and grandmother were against it. I have not regretted at any time over the last 22 years the decision to get baptized. The reason I stated earlier that I did not choose to do this is because I believe I was destined to do this so it was really not a choice for me to make. I am also a Mormon because I love the focus on the family in the church as well as the focus on service and helping others. I had always known those things were important but didn't realize how truly important they were until I was baptized and started having children. I am a Mormon because I know where I want to be after I pass on and whom I want to be with. I know being a member of this church is the only way to achieve my goals. Plain and simple...I know the gospel is true, I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and I know that to be with my family for eternity you have to live a certain way. The Mormon way.

How I live my faith

I live my faith the best way I know how...."Just do it". In this world of constant turmoil and change it seems the only solid foundation to lean on is the church. Its principles and guidelines are divinely sent. I am currently in the position of Ward Executive Secretary. In this position I help the Bishop of our ward with his overwhelming schedule. I schedule interview and appointments, help him manage his schedule and am the first point of contact for issues that need to be discussed with the bishop. I love what I do because it gets me more involved at church and helps me to meet everyone. Previous to this calling I served as Scoutmaster of our ward. I enjoy going to church because it helps me to recharge at the end of every week to prepare for the coming week. It is wonderful that members of the church have this resource at their fingertips every week. I couldn't imagine my life without the church.