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Hi I'm Greg

I grew up in Salt Lake City. I have been a Mormon all my life. I love being a Mormon.

About Me

My father died when I was 5 years old. My mother raised us 4 children 3 boys 1 girl by herself. My mother got remarried when I was 12. My step father was not a member of the church, but he joined 2 years after they got married. I met my future wife at an institute class at the University of Utah. We got married and have 6 children 3 boys and 3 girls. I graduated from college with my bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance. Ten years later I earned my Master's Degree in Finance. I have worked in that industry for 30 years and just recently retired. I enjoy working with wood and have built airplanes, trucks, cars, a playhouse, a fort, and an army tank for our children's enjoyment. I also enjoy reading and being outdoors with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

As a sixteen-year-old youth, I was given a challenge to read the Book of Mormon three times with a promise that it would change my life. So, I took that challenge and read it consistently, not missing a day. It did change my life and I found out through that experience that the gospel was true. I became more Christlike and more understanding with my brothers and sister and my friends at high school. I felt through this experience that I should serve a mission. I know that the gospel is true because of the many experiences I have had throughout my life. I know the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph Smith is a prophet.

How I live my faith

I try to be an honest, dependable, and hard-working man. My faith is an every day thing. I try to be consistent, and be the same person wherever I am - whether at home, at church, at work, or at play. I have enjoyed going on vacations with our six children from Disneyland to Mount Rushmore to Pikes Peak. In the Church, I have served as the Bishop responsible for a diverse group of members - adults - ages 18 - 90, youth - ages 12-18, and children - ages 0 - 12 numbering about 750 total. I tried to connect with each one, get involved with their lives and let them know that I loved them. I have also served as a leader in the men's organizations and as a teacher to all. As a family, we have made wooden toys and donated them to the Primary Children's Hospital for 30 years. That has been a source of great joy to me and to our children.