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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a husband, a father of two beautiful girls, I love big dogs, I'm a teacher, a football and wrestling coach, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Texas and, yes, I have ridden a steer. I grew up in Southern California and, yes, I have been surfing - once. I live in Oregon and, yes, I own a chain saw and have cut down trees. I love animals and have a couple of large dogs (English Mastiff and a Mastiff/Lab mix). I'm a high school history teach and I coach football and wrestling. I'm an Army Veteran who loves his country. I have a wonderful wife who is my best friend and two beautiful daughters who are growing faster than I can imagine.

Why I am a Mormon

There are many reasons why I converted to being a Mormon, but I would have to say it was for and about my family. I had seen that many Mormon families have a sense of happiness and a strong family bond, just like my family. I wanted to grow that feeling even more. And we have. I didn't realize when I joined the church that those families did have something mine didn't. They had a true relationship with God. They also knew that their families were families for eternity. They weren't just husbands or wives or sons or daughters for life – it was forever. That concept is fundamental to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Just like that concept, the other principles that the scriptures set for us are clear and make sense. They help us to live happier and better lives, lives that are devoted to the teachings of Jesus Christ. The longer I have been a member, the more my faith has grown and the more I realize that God has a plan for all of us. I do not always know or understand the plan, but I know in my heart there is a plan. My family is blessed to be members of the church.

How I live my faith

I live my life day to day doing the best I can. The goal is to always keep moving forward and make the world a better place. I love the church, and as a convert it has been an amazing discovery and adventure. I teach other men in the church. We talk about our families and how to make them better. Mostly, I live my faith by trying to do what is right and helping each kid I teach appreciate how amazing they can be.