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Hi I'm Zack

I grew up in California as a Mormon. I am a husband, a father and a grandfather.

About Me

I am a 61 year old father of 7 children, 4 boys and 3 girls, ranging in age from 22 - 35. My wife, Sharon, and I will be married for 37 years in a few months. We met in college. We have 11 grandsons and 1 granddaughter, the latest born. I have been a lawyer for 33 years. I have been a partner for 28 years in a small law firm. I specialize in representing water-related entities, both public and private. My life revolves around my family, my Church service and my occupation.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I desire to follow the belief system taught by Jesus and I believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's organization to achieve that desire. I believe the Church possesses the same priesthood authority that Christ bestowed upon his 12 apostles after he called them and before he sent them out to spread his word. I believe the Church is led by leaders who are receiving revelation to direct the Church, its members and everyone. The Church has been a wonderful blessing to the Smith Family, since my parents joined nearly 62 years ago. They are still active members as are almost all of their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. We love God, our Heavenly Father, His Son, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and His Church and all that the Gospel of Jesus Christ has done for us.

How I live my faith

Living my faith starts at home, with my own daily scripture study, personal prayer and family prayer. I live my faith by trying to exhibit Christ-like attributes in all I say and do, at home, at work and at play. I try to be Christ-like, even in my law profession, by offering legal assistance to those who cannot afford it, when I have the required expertise. I have served in many ways in my local congregation as a teacher, a clerk and as a lay leader. Church service started while I was a teenager and it has continued to be a large part of my life. I am very appreciative that such service has influenced me to avoid decisions that would have brought heartache to my family and me.