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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a Mormon, a husband, a daddy and a professor.

About Me

I am a 40 year old married man with 2 children. I work as an administrator and faculty member in the college of business at a large university. I teach Business Law and do research in ethics and constitutional law. I love to sing, play the piano/organ, hike and spend time with my kids. I also am an avid reader and love to exercise.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Protestant church and when I learned what the missionaries were teaching, it just made sense. So many things did not make sense in my other church. It felt right to me that Heavenly Father, Jesus and the Holy Ghost would be three separate beings with one purpose. The plan of salvation, with our premortal origins and our post-mortal existence made sense. As I met members of the LDS church, I wanted the peace and happiness I saw in their lives. Living the gospel and growing closer to my Savior has made all the difference in my life.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church for the past 15 years, I have lived my faith by accepting assignments given to me by church leaders. I have served on the High Council - which is a group of men who counsel with and assist the local leader or Stake President. I also am a liaison between the chruch and the university where I work. I also am a substitute organist and pianist in my ward or congregation. I am a Home Teacher and love to serve. I have been a Sunday School teacher for high school kids, a music chair, and have held another of other callings. I also try to live my faith by serving as an example to others of our beliefs. People in my workplace know that I don't drink and that I am committed to spending time with my family both in and out of church meetings.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Eric
A testimony is a knowledge through prayer and the Holy Spirit of the truthfulness of certain things. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Eric
We should have faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ. He suffered for all of our sins in the Garden of Gethsemene and gave his life that we all may be resurrected. Show more Show less