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Hi I'm Jared

I'm an ER doc and like to run 100 miles to relax. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the dad of 4 active boys and work full-time as an ER doctor in a busy trauma center. In my time off I'm into snowboarding, cycling, distance running, and of course hanging out with the family.

Why I am a Mormon

I should start by saying that I was raised in a Mormon household. I always enjoyed participating in church activities (OK, maybe my mom and dad dragged me there a few times...), but I really cemented by belief in Jesus Christ and the Mormon church when I volunteered as a full-time missionary in Japan at age 19. Teaching others about Jesus Christ, especially those with a very different religious background, caused me to examine my own beliefs. Now trying to live the gospel of Jesus Christ is a daily goal and the foundation of what my wife and I try to teach our children.

How I live my faith

I try to live the gospel of Jesus Christ by being honest and kind to those that I come in contact with each day. I also place a high priority on my family time since I believe that we can be together forever as a family through the teachings of Christ. In the church, I was recently called to serve as the bishop of our local congregation. I see it as both a great opportunity to put my faith in action and quite a challenge. I am trying to get to know each of our 300 or so members personally and have the privilege of being involved in many aspects of our congregation's activities--from camping with the Boy Scouts, to teaching in the children's Sunday school, speaking over the pulpit on Sunday and meeting with church members one-on-one. Service in the church has become a huge part of my life.