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Hi I'm Chet

I feel blessed to have a good family, meaningful work, and strong community--and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Chicago area, served an LDS mission to Japan, and graduated in Asian Studies/Japanese, Law, and Public Administration from BYU. I'm married with 7 kids and 5 grandkids. My career has been at the intersection of law, public policy, and politics with an emphasis in healthcare. I'm currently the chief executive of an insurance company that offers health and other insurance products. I love serving in my community--especially when it comes to working with the youth and young adults in my Church. I enjoy singing, coaching, cycling, ultimate frisbee, bogey boarding, and BYU sports, and consider myself a student of human nature, leadership, and organizational behavior.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a Mormon all of my life and I can honestly say I have never doubted. I just had this strong sense of spiritual identity and commitment as a kid that has only grown over time. We had plenty of significant struggles as a family when I was growing up, but through it all, my faith was always at my core. And that is what it has been--faith. We don't know everything but I don't think that is the point. Do we know enough of what really matters--I firmly believe we do. The Church, itself, is of course made up of imperfect people--but there is strength and hope and goodness in abundance to be found. Ultimately, it is about spiritual experiences. It is about coming to knowledge of the sacred by making the sacred part of your life. I had one such experience when I was about 14 when I read a passage in the Book of Mormon that asks that we consider the blessed and happy state of those that keep the commandments of God. That made such an impression that has kept with me. In the final analysis, my experiences, the Church's claim to divine authority, and the spiritual power of the Book of Mormon are why I'm Mormon.

How I live my faith

I believe in God. I believe that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to save us from sin and to show us the way and that the purpose of life is to develop Christ-like attributes to help us reach our God-intended potential, be a force for good, and prepare us for life after death. I try and make my beliefs the center of how I live. I try to see others as God does. I try to love first. I feel fortunate to have some sense of God's goodness because I have chosen to live a life of faith and overtime the benefits of that have become apparent. Ultimately, I love the Lord because He loved me first--and everything for me originates from that.