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Hi I'm Gordon

I'm a business executive, marathon runner, father of three boys, and married to an amazing woman. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life is anything but sedate. I'm not great at sitting still, and I'm even worse at accepting the status quo. I love change and I adore improvement--in my life and in the things I do. I work as the Vice President of Sales for a national pharmaceutical company. I get a rush out of building a team, setting goals, and then reaching them...and I love working with people. My wife Kristi and I have been married almost 24 years and she means the world to me. We love to travel and have been blessed to tour many of the great cities of Europe--including London, Paris and Rome. Our favorite place however is Scotland, in part because I'm an avid golfer. Going to St. Andrews was one of the highlights of my life to this point. My three sons bring the energy and joy to my life. My oldest is 20 and is a full-time missionary for the Church in the Philippines. I'm so proud of him. My next son is 18, a senior in high school, a great baseball player, and is also planning to be on a mission a year from now. My youngest will be 16 soon and is growing up fast. He just made the varsity high school baseball team as a sophomore and is excited about life. Running is a great stress reducer and a great way to stay healthy both physically and mentally. I have run two marathons in the past 18 months and love the feeling of accomplishment when you cross the line regardless of your time. Life is rich and good. I'm blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I guess I'm a Mormon because I believe that God doesn't change. He has always spoken and guided his children through the direction of a prophet and to think otherwise suggests God would change. I know that He loves me and shows it by giving me and my family direction and guidance for our lives today. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet and his greatest contribution, the translation of the Book of Mormon, has provided much needed clarification to those Christians who are honest enough to seek it. I know there is a prophet on the earth today and I'm grateful to know him and to listen to his counsel.

How I live my faith

For the past five-plus years I've served as the Stake President of the Church here in North Sacramento. That means I oversee and administer the programs of the Church in seven units or wards. It's a great responsibility, but it's also a great blessing. I am surrounded by incredibly talented and committed people who care so deeply about Jesus Christ and the Church that miracles happen all the time. We have hosted Gladys Knight, the BYU football coaches, and even recently completed construction on a new large church park on our property. It's beautiful and an incredible contribution to our experience. Last spring over 500 of us gathered to plant trees and beautify a local Sacramento bike path. That was a great experience to see so many people come together to serve the community. But the thing that inspires me are the simple acts of kindness and love that happens every day within the Church. We watch out for each other, help each other, serve each other, and care for each other. I'm grateful and proud to be a Mormon.