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Hi I'm Chad

I'm from Texas, and yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I graduated from BYU in '97 & '98 respectively and moved to Denver, Colorado where our first two children were born. From there we moved to Columbus, Ohio where our next two were born. We now live in Texas and are happy raising our four children here in this great state while I continue my career in information risk management.

Why I am a Mormon

While serving his mission in Colorado, my brother encouraged me to read the Book of Mormon and ask in prayer whether it was true or not for myself. For most of my upbringing, though I was baptized a member of the Church at age eight, I had not participated regularly in meetings or activities. My freshman year at BYU was the timeframe where I sincerely wanted to know for myself the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and the Church and my brother's invitation was quite timely. After several nights reading from the Book of Mormon and asking Heavenly Father to help me know for myself through the Holy Ghost whether the Book of Mormon was true and then pondering about what I had just read and asked, I received an answer to my prayer through the Holy Ghost helping me feel Heavenly Father's love for me and recognize just how He helps me know His truth. I know the Book of Mormon is true and the Church is lead by our Savior Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith is a prophet of God.

How I live my faith

Apart from striving to overcome my many flaws and weaknesses as a husband and father, I'm thankful for the opportunity to work with the youth of the Church as a teacher for the 16-17 year olds as they learn about the priesthood authority they hold and prepare to be husbands and fathers in the future after serving their own mission. I also enjoy participating with all of the scouts as the troop committee chairman and plan out fun activities to help the young men become better prepared for the future and serve in their families and communities.