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Hi I'm Brent

I'm a lawyer in Kansas City. I love coaching sports. My wife and I own Liberty Youth Chorus. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy coaching basketball, football, and soccer through the local parks & recreation. I love playing sports and singing. I enjoy playing board games and watching movies with my family. I love watching beautiful sunsets and enjoying the many beauties of the Earth. My wife and I enjoy watching musicals together and trying to figure out how to raise our four children. We try to look for ways that our family can make a difference in the community.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Mormon church. However, that has been solely my decision. I think of two particular moments in my life as the foundation of my testimony and conviction. When I was 13 years old, my parents separated and eventually divorced. At that point, I felt a burning desire to reach out to God and find out for myself whether the Mormon church is truly the Savior's restored church. I started sincerely studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I grew to love and even crave the powerful spirit that would fill my heart as I studied and pondered over the word of God. Likewise, I looked forward to every opportunity to communicate with my Father in Heaven through prayer. At that time in my life, God began to give me many undeniable spiritual witnesses that He directed the translation of the Book of Mormon and the restoration of His church to the Earth. As I made a sincere effort in my youth to honor the spiritual witnesses He so generously gave me, my testimony of the church continued to grow. Approximately 15 years later, while I was in law school and practicing law, I developed a burning desire to objectively and honestly study and analyze the truths I learned to be true in my youth. I wanted to make sure that I could explain why I knew the church to be true and that I had based my conviction on an objective and honest study of the Word of God. Through this process, my testimony has evolved in wonderful ways. I have come to understand and even appreciate that the church is not perfect and that there are many truths that God has not yet revealed to His children. I have also come to better understand the fact that a testimony of God's truth must be based on faith and the witness of the Holy Spirit. I know that the Holy Spirit has given me a knowledge that God is real and that Jesus Christ is His Son and my Lord and Savior. That same powerful Spirit has also witnessed to me that the Mormon Church is the Savior's one true church.

How I live my faith

I try to look for opportunities to help other people throughout the day, even if that means simply smiling and waving. Nothing brings me greater joy than to feel like I have been used as an instrument in the Lord's hands to lift and encourage one of His children. I love leading discussions about the gospel of Jesus Christ, particularly with the youth. I love studying the holy scriptures and seeking the Lord's guidance to understand and be able to articulate truth. I currently serve in the Bishopric in my local congregation. This provides me many opportunities to serve and bless the lives of those around me. It is very humbling that the Lord has entrusted me with so many precious souls, and I feel a great responsibility to seek His guidance to know how to be a light and source of strength for those with whom I come in contact. I love discussing truth with people of any faith. I learn so much from speaking with people who have a different perspective than I do about various gospel principles. I strive to look for the good in all people and for opportunities to help them see the good in themselves.