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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a city dweller. I'm a convert. I love my family. I negotiate business deals. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a loyal husband and father to two beautiful children. I am a huge jazz fan, a barefoot runner. I work full-time in strategy and business development in the small business space. I love serving entrepreneurs! In fact, my wife and I currently run a small pre-school in our neighborhood. Although I grew up Roman Catholic, I found the LDS Church when I was finishing college. As I learned about the restored gospel I really felt like I had found my way home. I love the simple and precious teachings of the Savior and how the Church has helped me deepen my relationship with Christ. I love the many opportunities for service that the Church has provided for me and for my family. In addition, my wife and I feel that serving in our community is extremely important. We spend a good deal of time working at our son's school and supporting our community in other ways.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church as I was finishing college. I love many practical aspects of the LDS faith, such as a belief in family, a focus on service, or the great community it provides. However, I would not have actually converted if not for a strong spiritual witness that the Book of Mormon is true. I also love and have learned so much on the Church's focus on the Savior, Jesus Christ and his atonement.

How I live my faith

I strive to live the gospel and act as a disciple of Christ every day in my words and actions. As a convert, I also try to study the scriptures and other words of the prophets on a regular basis so that I can better understand what Heavenly Father wants me to know. I also do my best to use and magnify the priesthood at home, at church, and in my community. About a year ago I was called to serve as the Bishop of my ward. This has been quite a responsibility and honestly was daunting, especially since I did not grow up in the Church. However, as I have prayed hard for guidance, tried to keep myself focused on the right priorities, and sought to love and listen to my brothers and sisters in the ward, I have felt sustained in my calling and my family has been blessed with many spiritual experiences. My wife and I have really grown closer as we have worked through busy schedules and sacrificed for each other and our various endeavors.