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Hi I'm Ryan Roskelley

Raised in San Diego. I'm a mexican food and sushi lover, fantasy reader, basketball player, husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Southern California. Played a lot of basketball in High School. I attended BYU where I graduated with a Japanese Major, and a Business Management Minor. I've been married since 1994 to my best friend. We have 4 wonderful kids that we love to spend time with. I work in the IT industry for a prominent non-profit in Seattle, WA. I spend most of my time working, attending the kids school and sporting events, and serving in our local congregation.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I never had any reason to doubt in the existence of God or Jesus Christ. But there came a time in my life where it wasn't good enough that my parents told me it was true. I needed to know for myself. And so I made it a topic of study and prayer. I read from the scriptures. I read the Book of Mormon in it's entirety. One day during my freshman year in college, I came back from classes and knelt down and prayed to my Heavenly Father, asking if the Book of Mormon was true, and if Joseph Smith was indeed a prophet. The Spirit touched my heart and I knew that it was indeed true. I have had many experiences since that time, including a two year mission to Japan, that have continued to strengthen my faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the world, and the son of God. Having the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ in my life has brought peace and joy to me and my family. Every good thing I have in my life is a blessing form my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I strive to live my faith daily. There are lots of ways to serve in the church. I am currently serving as the Bishop of our local congregation. We don't get paid for our service, but rather are extended the opportunity to serve by our church leaders. While I would never have sought the extra responsibility of being Bishop, my faith and believe in Jesus Christ is such that I would never turn down the opportunity to serve. I have opportunity to serve with the youth group, as well as the other organizations in the church. It is a blessing in my life and the life of my family to serve, even though it often comes at a sacrifice of not being able to attend all of the family events. Even though I serve in the church, we are not compensated for that. But I feel blessed to be able to balance my "day job" along with service in the church.