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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a husband, father of three awesome kids, professional freeskier and a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently serving as the Bishop of a wonderful Ward in Salt Lake City. The members of the Ward are truly an inspiration to me. I am the President and CEO of the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association. This allows me to travel all over the world and meet and learn about people of different backgrounds. There is one thing we all have in common, and that is our love of being in the mountains and skiing fast. I have three wonderful kids that keep me on my toes. They are the best kids and I hope they learn to love life and chase their dreams. I am married to my best friend. We met when we were infants, grew up as best friends and will continue that relationship forever. I love my Wife. She is an early childhood education trainer and consultant. She is absolutely brilliant. One thing I have learned in life is to look for the good in everyone and every experience.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Latter-day Saint in a family with eight children. My parents taught me their love of the Savior, Jesus Christ, through their devotion and constant service. They loved and continue to love their family unconditionally. It was this example that rooted my faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Later in life I began to cultivate my faith through my own journey to find truth. This faith that I obtained on my own merit through prayer, service and study was the reason I took a break from competitive freestyle skiing to serve a full time Mission. Some people would criticize my decision to leave my sport for two years. I couldn't disagree more with that assessment. I learned more in those two years, not only about my relationship with Christ, but how to manage my life, work hard, set goals and how to attain them. I learned how to see people for their true value; children of a unconditional loving Heavenly Father. There is a Heavenly Father who loves us and presented a plan that would allow his spirit children to gain experiences in mortal life. This plan includes Jesus Christ coming to earth to atone for our mistakes and make it possible to return to live with our Heavenly Father. God has given us Prophets to help with this eventual reunion. Prophets speak on behalf of Christ. They also hold and distribute the necessary authority to act in God's name and administrate in the ordinances that are necessary to return to our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I do my best to live my faith every day. I try my best to be an example of Christ in all I do; work, recreation, social associations and my community. I have learned the importance of serving others; my family, friends and neighbors. I love learning about others and their beliefs and the similarities in our faith. It is wonderful to see others committed to their beliefs with the integrity to stick to the principles of their faith. I have learned to never compromise on the principles of my own faith; to love my neighbor and stand as an example of Christ. I work with the best skiers on the planet. I love the diversity they bring and they have become an extension of my family. They respect my faith and my principles. There is a total lack of judgment that my ski family have toward my faith. Skiers are united by a single cause; to be in the mountains and ski until our legs feel like they are going to fall off. That same unity is what I love about being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We all come from different backgrounds and are untied in the same cause; the peace and joy that are gained by an understanding of our Heavenly Fathers plan and the needed sacrifice of his son, Jesus Christ. This sacrifice and the restored truths through the Prophet Joseph Smith give me a compass in life that helps me navigate though this mortal experience.