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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a husband, a father of four, a bishop, and a triathlete. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband first, a dad of four amazing kids, a business executive, venture capitalist, university faculty member, and a full time bishop. In my spare time I squeeze in an IronMan triathlon or two, race on mountain and road bikes, attend my kids ball games, dance, and cheer events.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it fills my life with meaning and purpose. I wake up every day knowing why I'm here, where I'm going, and how to fill my life with all that's good. This knowledge guides my decisions, my focus, and keeps me in alignment with God's will for me. I don't second guess that I'm a son of God, who knows me and who has created a plan for me that will bring me back to his presence. I know His love for me is real and I see His hand in small and simple things every day. Family is at the center of my faith and I love mine beyond compare. I can't imagine being without them in the life to come. I know that through the sacrifice of our loving Savior, Jesus Christ, it is possible for my family to be together forever. The Savior is the center of all that I believe and all that I hope for. The simple faith I exercise in Him is a daily blessing and source of strength. I'm a Mormon because I choose to be and because God loves me enough to provide me choice. My greatest happiness comes through living my faith, being with my family, serving others, and using my agency in positive ways. I'm a Mormon because I have felt the undeniable witness that comes from the Holy Ghost confirming my faith. Coming to this knowledge has been an individual journey, certainly aided along the way by others, but ultimately something I had to come to on my own. For me, the feelings from the Holy Ghost were simple, but real. Galatians says it best, regarding the fruits or feelings of the Spirit; peace, joy, goodness. That's what I feel and continue to feel as I strive to live my faith each day.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by just being me. Living by standards brings me peace, happiness and direction. As a husband, I am an equal with my wife, and we are stronger as a couple because we're both working together towards the same goals. As a dad, I do my best to teach my kids good principles that will help them make good choices; my choices and example is what they see most. As a bishop, I try to see those I serve from God's perspective, as his sons and daughters and my brothers and sisters. As I serve my love grows beyond what I'm capable of naturally and I'm blessed beyond what I give. In my profession I stay true to what brings happiness and long term joy; integrity, respect, and friendship. Living the gospel has just become who I am. I don't think about it, I just do my best each day. I'm certainly far from perfect, but living my faith has proven to bring the most happiness and joy into my life.