This is part of a three part series introducing our stake to the new stake presidency. We contine with our new first counselor.
What is your favorite thing about living in this stake?
The most faithful, valiant people I’ve ever been associated with. We have raised our children here and can’t think of anyplace we would rather be.
How did you feel when you were called into the presidency?
Humbled, and very surprised. I certainly never expected to have this opportunity again. However, I am excited to serve in any way that I can.
What are you most looking forward to in this new calling?
Getting to know all of the members that I don’t already know. Serving with President Hess and President Cooper and the rest of the stake leadership; they are fantastic.
What is your favorite scripture?
I have many favorites, but one of the best is 2 Nephi 31:20. Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life.
What do you like to do for fun?
Be with my family; travel with my sweetheart; spend time at our cabin near Yellowstone; golf.
Did you serve a mission? Where?
I served in the New Zealand North Mission, the best mission in the church!
What is the one thing you'd like the members of this stake to know about you?
Besides the fact that I know that the church is true, I have way too much fun in my callings!
What is your favorite food?
Never met a meal I didn’t like! But it’s hard to beat slightly overdone Tollhouse chocolate chip cookies.