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Hi I'm Jay

I'm from California, but now live in Utah. I enjoyed my career in human resources and now do volunteer work. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Bay Area of California and attended colleges in Utah and California before launching my career in human resources. I am a family-oriented person with three adult sons living in various parts of the western US. Now retired, my wife and I do volunteer work for our church. We are currently hosting guided tours at the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. We also serve at the Taylorsville, Utah Institute where we teach classes including The Book of Mormon, Preparing for Eternal Marriage and the Eternal Family. My hobbies are photography and weather. Yes, I have my own backyard weather station which transmits current weather conditions to various internet sites. My wife and I love the beauties of the western United States, and travel in the parks and to visit relatives. For us, the best part of our retirement years is staying busy with friends, relatives and volunteer service.

Why I am a Mormon

Born into a Mormon home, I was raised in that Faith. As a young man, there came a time in my life when I challenged my faith to seek a spiritual testimony of the Savior and the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. My testimony has grown through years of experience, especially when I am engaged in the service of other people. I feel a personal relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ, and my Father in Heaven. I bear testimony that they know and love me as one of Heavenly Father's sons. This testimony, and my eternal companion are the light of my life.

How I live my faith

I have always enjoyed activity in my church. As a young man, I served a church mission in Finland--an experience that strongly affected my life. I have always enjoyed working with youth. For six years, my wife and I represented our church at a local community college. We fellowshipped Mormon students and their friends at a church building near the campus. We taught a dating and marriage class, and served lots of food for the students who stopped by between classes at the college. I attend church services regularly each week and also frequently serve in the Temples. This activity builds my spirituality and joy in a world that is increasingly challenging.