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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a retired electrical engineer, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and a father of five grown daughters. My family is my greatest joy. I obtained a degree in electrical engineering and worked most of my career as a control systems engineer in the industrial automation industry. Retired now, I enjoy yard work, DIY projects, playing the piano, and working on family history. My wife and I have enjoyed serving as volunteers two days a week at our nearby FamilySearch Library. We also sing in a 90 voice community choir along with several of our daughters.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon. My parents taught me at an early age about God and Jesus Christ. Because my parents were two of the best people I know, I believed them then, and still do. All of my life's experience testifies to me not only of the existence of God but also of His nature and goodness. Because I am a father myself, I have some understanding of the love our Heavenly Father has for His children. As an engineering student I was heavily instructed in math and science. My education was expanded in my highly technical career. And I have never found anything in my faith that is inconsistent with my education and my profession. Science and religion provide two views of the same thing. My faith provides me with an eternal view and broader perspective that adds to the sciences in describing the world around me. The teachings of my Mormon faith provide answers to my questions and fill me with hope. More than that, the gospel works! I see it every day in the closeness, the love, and the success we have had with our expanding family.

How I live my faith

I'm a church goer. I was raised that way from my youth and regular Sabbath observance is an important and fulfilling part of my life. My belief, in general, is that organized religion is the greatest influence for good in our society. I've had many responsibilities over the years in church leadership, youth programs, teaching, and most recently in music--playing the organ for church meetings and accompanying the choir. But my faith involves more than just church involvement. We've tried to be a gospel-centered family, fortifying our children with faith in God. We try to live our lives in a way that is consistent with that faith, believing that responsibility, integrity, and personal righteousness make us better friends, neighbors, and citizens in our community. We enjoy associating with good people in good endeavors, which is reflected in our involvement in our community choir and with our volunteer work at the FamilySearch Library.