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Hi I'm Jacob M.

I'm a retired US Army Medic, a father of three, an automotive technician, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Sedona, Arizona, home of the Red Rock Country in November, 1980. I was mostly homeschooled until high school. I went to Mingus Union HS in Cottonwood, AZ, and then Yavapai College out of Prescott, AZ. In 2002, I married my high school sweetheart and we moved to Provo, UT and attended college at Columbia College, SLC, UT. In May, 2003, I joined the Army and ended up in Fort Drum, NY as an infantry medic. I served until Jan. 2008, when I was medically retired from injuries. We returned to Sedona where I now work with my father at his automotive repair shop, and serve as Ward Membership Clerk. My wife is in the Primary Presidency, and we have 3 children, a 7-year-old boy named Talon Jacob (TJ), born Sept. 2006, a little girl named Ella Louise, who was born in Sept. 2011 and another little girl named Rowyn Olivia born Nov. 2012. My wife graduated Columbia College, SLC, UT with a Bachelor's in Criminal Justice, and I am currently using my GI Bill to finish mine. I currently have a Bachelors in Criminal Psychology with Associates degrees in Criminal Justice and Psychology, an Associates of Arts - General Education, Associates of Science - Business, Associates of Science - Business Management, a Certificate in Management and am working on business management Bachelors and/or Masters in Criminal Justice..Education is very important to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the faith - my parents are members - and have attended church my whole life. It took a long time to develop my personal testimony, but I did so while I serving in the US Army. I was a combat medic, and was responsible for the health and well-being of my assigned platoon. I lost 4 friends in combat, and had felt responsible for their deaths, although I wasn't. One specific person I had felt completely responsible for - I had been injured and he stepped in my position, and was killed in action a short time later. After some serious soul-searching and some intense counseling, I realized it was my mission to perform the temple work for him.

How I live my faith

I am the Ward Membership Clerk for the Bishopric, Sedona Ward, Cottonwood, Arizona Stake since November 2013. I served as Elders Quorum President for 3 years prior in Sedona. Before that I was the 2nd counselor in the same presidency. I was the 2nd counselor in Watertown Ward, Utica Stake, New York, when I was stationed at Fort Drum.