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Hi I'm Chuck

I grew up in southern California in a LDS family. I attended BYU studying mechanical engineering. I served a mission in Germany.

About Me

I am now retired after a career working as an engineer. I spent a few years in the aerospace industry and the bulk of my career developing new medical devices to enhance healthcare. My wife and I have 3 children that are all married with children of their own. We all enjoy outdoor activities, camping, hiking, (We hiked to the highest peak in every county in Utah) and exploring beautiful remote areas in 4 wheel drive vehicles. We enjoy gardening and I enjoy woodworking. After 42 years of marriage, cancer claimed the life of my wife. I am remarried to a wonderful lady that lost her husband to cancer. We now enjoy spending time with all the members of our combined family. We have been able to do some traveling and gain a greater appreciation for diverse cultures and beauty of the world.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply put, I am a Mormon or more correctly stated, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, because I know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and His gospel as taught in the LDS Church is the pathway to happiness. My life has been greatly blessed as my family and I have followed the teachings and counsel of church leaders. The church provides excellent guidance to assist in raising children. My wife and I never struggled with our children during their teenage years. They had a testimony of the great value that comes from living the standards and following the way of life presented by the church. Knowledge of the Plan of Salvation--what life was like before we came to earth and what to expect after we leave this earth--is a great comfort. Also knowing that marriage ordinances performed in temples extend beyond this life gave me strength to move forward after cancer claimed the life of my dear wife. I have learned that prayer is a powerful tool to help us through the challenges of life. The things of greatest value--the things that truly make one wealthy--are not the material things of this world. They are the things that we will take with us when we leave this world--our knowledge, wisdom, love, great family associations... By this definition, being a Mormon has truly helped me to become wealthy.

How I live my faith

The LDS church has been a part of my life since I was born. As a young boy, the teachings of the church helped me stay out of trouble when I was inclined to rebel against the advice of my parents. I thoroughly enjoyed church and scout youth activities as I was growing up. As an adult I have had the opportunity to serve in youth organizations of the church. It has been a joy to work with young men, participate with them in camping and high adventure activities and see them grow up into outstanding men and fathers.