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Hi I'm Steve

I grew up in Oregon, and live in Utah. I am a FF/Paramedic (retired), and work as faculty at a University in Emergency Services.

About Me

I am a retired Firefighter Paramedic, with both Police and Fire as a career. I am married to a wonderful women, and together we have 6 children. I have 3 grandkids, with one more on the way. I love to work? Sounds funny right? I really am blessed to have the greatest jobs in the world, and I did say jobs. I teach at Utah Valley University in Emergency Services, work as a FF/Paramedic in Lone Peak Fire about 3 days a month, and work every week in the ER as a Paramedic. I enjoy spending time with my wife, kids, and grandkids. I love to camp, and ride the ATV's when time allows.

Why I am a Mormon

Having been exposed to various religions in my youth, I was impressed with the uniqueness of the LDS faith. I have family history of service in other religions which are very special to me, yet I still look at the Church of Jesus Christ as containing the fullness of the gospel. In particular, the additional records of Christ reinforce the blessing of the bible. We are in need of direction more now than ever. Gratefully, in the scriptures, we have a link to the past which is so relevant to the world we live in today. The templates found in the Book of Mormon are so basic yet profound, and provide simple directions to aid in avoiding the tempters snare. I know Christ lives and leads his church. I know he knows all of us as individuals, and he died that we may live with him again. Despite the trials and failures we have, repentance works and will provide a path back. I know of no other thing in my life more valuable than a relationship with our Savior and God, and this puts all other things in proper order for me.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as a member of the Bishopric in our ward. This is a new experience for me as I didn't have parents who were members when I was young. I had no idea of the work involved within the ward, and the blessings of this type of service. I love to create consistent, repeatable activities which provide all members and neighbors alike to gather and enjoy the opportunity to be friends. We have a movie night at the end of the school year, with all the trimmings you find in a movie house. We have a tailgate party to celebrate the fall season and football with all the neighbors and ward members. Having grown up in an area where Mormons were not very well understood, I enjoy the opportunity to show all are friends we are a loving people with a great gift of knowing where we are going and what a forever family is all about.