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Hi I'm Matt.

I'm a husband and father. I'm a corporate lawyer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like French Toast. I dream about scuba diving in Tahiti with my wife (who swears she will never scuba dive). I get excited about college sports, but seem only to be able to find time to follow my team on the car radio between Saturday errands with kids or through headphones while mowing the lawn. I enjoy afternoon bike rides with my four kids and weekend dates with my wife. I am a novice guitar player. I am a PC user, but own an iPhone. I read nonfiction, listen to folk, country and classical music, and enjoy movies that make you think. I wear my contacts way longer than I should. I am a corporate lawyer in an in-house legal department. I speak French. I love competitive sports, but do not play nearly enough. I live for family, immediate and extended.

Why I am a Mormon

I have felt many times throughout my life the quiet assurance that there is a higher power who knows me and to whom I can turn for support. I have felt comfort in moments of worry or pain, inspiration when seeking direction or solutions, joy during profound or otherwise meaningful experiences, and unconditional love even when least expected. Inspired men and women from biblical times through the present have taught that the higher power is a loving Father in Heaven who has a plan for me as His spiritual son. In a miraculous way, Jesus took upon Himself my pain, worry and sorrow so I can overcome my weaknesses and gradually become a better person. By following His teachings, I can show that I accept the sacrifice Jesus made for me and ultimately return to live with my Father in Heaven surrounded by my wife, children and extended family. These doctrines make sense intuitively, but more than that, have a measurable impact on my life. As I live my faith, I feel greater love and appreciation for Jesus' sacrifice and the Father's plan, and I am more loving, appreciative, committed, and unselfish, as a father, spouse, son, brother, and even as a professional, coworker and employee. Understanding who I am spiritually and that my life is part of a larger plan that will endure eternally brings perspective to my life, purpose to challenges, and fulfillment notwithstanding the ebb and flow of daily life.

How I live my faith

Ultimately, I believe the true test of whether I am living my faith is how well I am showing my love and appreciation to my Father in Heaven and Jesus. I strive to do so by living with integrity and loving and serving those around me. I attend weekly church meetings, and try to participate in other church and community sponsored service projects. I teach a gospel doctrine class to a group of 17 year-old young men and young women each Sunday. I seek time for personal study and reflection. I strive to be a good husband and father. I often fall short of these goals, but I believe recognizing my shortcomings and seeking to overcome them also demonstrates faith in God and His plan for me.