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Hi I'm Dennis

I grew up in Boise, Idaho, and graduated from Borah High School in 1977. I spent 2 years in Madrid, Spain. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an accountant and banker by trade with 31 years of experience. I have a BS in Accounting from one of the top Accounting schools in the USA. I'm a father of 5 children (4 boys and 1 angel daughter), and a grandfather to 6 grandchildren (all angels). My wife and I have been happily married for 33 years. Due to my career, we have moved several times, living in Boise, Idaho; Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; San Francisco, CA; West Jordan, Cedar Hills and Draper, Utah; and presently, Charlotte, North Carolina. I loved coaching my kids in soccer, basketball and baseball, and hope to do the same someday for the grandkids. Although not very good, I enjoy golfing. My wife have a set a goal to segment hike the Appalachian Trial - one segment in each state that it touches. So far we have checked off Virginia. I'm 10 years away from retirement, and look forward to moving back closer to the grandkids. I just hope they stay realtively close to each other. Family is the best part of life.

Why I am a Mormon

How could I be anything else? I've seen first hand how other religions operate with paid clergy, and how others are blown about by the whims of men and women instead of being grounded in the true gospel of Jesus Christ. Too often we have all seen the consequences of the philosophies of men - how they are so destructive to the family and to the individual. I know by my faith, that I'm a son of God and that He loves and knows me. I know that you are also a son or daughter of God and He loves and knows you. You can know that is true for yourself, if you will simply, humbly ask God in prayer. You can hear his voice by studying and pondering the Bible and its companion, the Book of Mormon - Another Testament of Jesus Christ. You can hear the voice of a living Prophet and Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ by visiting LDS.org. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, that was lost from the earth shortly after the death of the original Apostles -- but has been restored in our day in 1820 when the boy prophet, Joseph Smith prayed in a grove of trees in upstate New York, and saw a glorious vision of the Father and the Son. He was told that none of the current religions were true -- "that they draw near to Me with their mouths, but their hearts are far from me". In 1829, the Lord restored His holy priesthood to the earth (that I'm privileged to bear) and in 1830 restored His Church. Since that time all of the holy keys of the priesthood have been restored including the sealing keys that binds together husbands and wives with their children through all generations of time and eternity. Come to get to know us - you will be better for it and will never regret it.

How I live my faith

I have been an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints my entire life. My parents were both active members, as our all of my siblings and their children/grandchildren. Our family has established a legacy of faith and belief that has served as all well through our adult lives. Knock on wood, but all of us have been married 20+ years, to our original spouses. So far we have been able to avoid the ugliness of the world of divorce and other worldly ills. I credit this to our profound and deep faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. We strive to follow all of the commandments, repent when we mess up (almost a daily occurence), and listen to the prophet's voice and follow best we can. I've been privileged to work in various church callings or positions, including Scout Master for the local troop, Sunday School teacher, Young Men's leader, working with Family History, and working with 5-year olds in what we call Primary. Every calling is a blessing to serve, and it is not about position or power, but is all about love and serving our Heavenly Father's children. I love to serve in my faith. I also try to serve in our community by volunteering to help on special needs projects with the YMCA and the Food Bank. I've been on several not-for-profit boards that helped to serve the community in the Arts, Literacy and Basic Needs.