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Hi I'm Warren

I'm an IT professional. I'm a devoted husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on the U.S. East Coast, but went to college at BYU (in Utah) where I met my beautiful wife, Mel. We were married in Arizona where we put down roots once we both finished school. I work as a systems engineer for a major education company, and my wife is a registered nurse and worked mostly in hospitals until we started a family, when she put her career aside to be a full-time mom. We have been blessed to adopt two beautiful and talented little girls, and after a difficult pregnancy my wife and I were happy to recently welcome a son. Family has been the focus of my life, and I am proud to be a "soccer dad" though I prefer a game of kickball in the back yard. When it's too hot for that (which is most of the time here in the desert) we stay inside and play "tickle monster" or read books together.

Why I am a Mormon

My father converted to the Church as a young man of 17, after visiting with missionaries and feeling the truth of their message. His mother was initially reluctant, but allowed him to join after seeing his prolonged sincere desire to be baptized. Seeing the happiness that the gospel brought to her son's life over the course of many years eventually led her to also become a Mormon. My dad met my mother (whose ancestors were among early Mormon pioneers) in college and they raised their family in the faith. Growing up, I was always one of only a few Mormons in my school in Northern Virginia, but I was grateful for good friends of other faiths who held similar values. Today I am thankful to have been taught those values at an early age from both the words and example of my parents. I am especially thankful that I had an opportunity to serve as a missionary for two years in Southern California. During those two years spent teaching the Savior's gospel, I developed a strong conviction that the gospel that was taught by Jesus Christ, and the church which he established, exist today in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. One of the many parts of missionary service that I grew to love was the time set apart each day to study the scriptures. As I continue to study the Bible and the Book of Mormon I have appreciated more and more how these sacred books work together to show the reality of the Savior's divine identity and purpose, and that He continues to speak in our day just as he did in ancient times.

How I live my faith

My faith has been an enduring source of strength in my life. In mid-2011 I was heartbroken when our four-month-old son unexpectedly passed away. While I continue to grieve for his loss, I take comfort in the knowledge that he remains a member of our eternal family. Our temples are a reminder of the reality that Jesus Christ has broken the bonds of death, and made possible our return to His presence, within family relationships that persist beyond the grave. I know that I will see my son again. When I have felt his loss most acutely, I have been able to turn to the scriptures and to the words of living prophets and apostles for comfort, and have felt the support of fellow members of our congregation who have sought to lift my family's burdens. I am one among many who have drawn closer to the Lord through the extremity of losing a child, and hope to think that I understand just a bit more of the magnitude of Heavenly Father's sacrifice in sending us his Only Begotten Son, so that we could be reunited again one day. Today, I savor every moment that I have with my wife and my two other children. As an assistant to the bishop of our ward, I help others to prepare themselves to enter the temple and enjoy the same blessings that have been a source of such comfort in my life. I seek to draw closer to the Savior and to be a better person today than I was yesterday. I feel a profound gratitude for my life, and for my church membership which gives such a sense of meaning and direction to everything in it.