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Hi I'm Chris

I have been married for 15 yrs, 4 great sons! I love to spend time with my family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I currently work in the new technology and emerging services for one of the largest companies in the world. I am excited to be a part of the latest trends in business services. Cloud services, application support and network discussions fill my business day. I love what I do for work, and have been at it for 12 years. I have been blessed to have a wonderful supportive wife that is able to spend her days with our four very active sons! My wife and I just celebrated our 15 year anniversary. It is amazing at how close we are after all these years. We are still the best of friends. I love to coach flag football for my sons' teams and enjoy playing sports with them. Cub and Boy Scouts are an important part of our lives. Our oldest son is working on his Eagle scout rank. Eventhough, I have not developed the ability to play an instrument, my sons play the piano and it is a blessing to hear music in our home. Reading is one of my favorite things to do when I have downtime. I graduated with my Bachelors degree in 1998, and then moved to Arizona, where I graduated with a Masters degree in 2003.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew attending church each week with my family. That did not mean that I knew for myself what it meant to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I coasted along enjoying life and the social aspects of this great church but, did not really come to know for myself. On my 19th birthday I attended a fireside with 20,000 plus other college students. The President of the Church at that time was Howard W. Hunter. At this time I had convinced myself that I did not need to serve a mission right away, and that I should just enjoy school and my educational pursuits. A mission might come later. During the fireside a man took the President of the Church hostage, he claimed he had a bomb. The man was eventually taken into custody while the congregation sang a hymn entitled, "We Thank Thee O God For A Prophet". This event hit me hard. I kept thinking about how I was being very neutral in my commitment to anything, but my own agenda. I asked myself the words from the hymn, "Whose On The Lord's Side?" Could I look at myself and honestly say I was on His side? Within a week of this event, I submitted my mission papers to serve for two years. I entered the Missionary Training Center on May 12th and feel that was the most pivotal choice of my life. It changed my life! I have recently been able to re-read the Book of Mormon from cover to cover in about two weeks time. The power of that book still gives me strength, peace of mind and the ability to face challenges with more faith in my Savior. I am grateful for my friends and associations at my church and in the community, they give me strength to hopefully "be a little better" each day.

How I live my faith

At age 19, I left home to serve a two year mission for the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints in the Philippines. I learned from my mission and from my wife that it is important to learn others names. I grew up not really extending myself to others. I enjoy getting to know new people, and find that I am happier when I can smile, look someone in the eye and greet them warmly. Currently, I participate in almost all of the activities at our church. I am amazed by how diligent, caring, and kind the people at my church are. As I get to know them and as we talk about life and life's challenges, it inpires me to know that Jesus Christ does/can help each of us in all of our various stages of life. He can help us a parent, a youth and (I can see) even as a grandparent. We have the most amazing youth in our neighborhood. Their example to others literally draws other teenagers to "come and see" what it is that brings light into their lives. The youth regularly go out of their way to serve others and include others into our group. That can be a hard thing for teenagers to reach out to others, often they are so worried about themselves. But, for this group they overcome this, and still include others. That is why they are so amazing!