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Hi I'm JR

I grew up in Virginia and California. I have my own real estate and construction company. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in Virginia and California, and now my wife and I call California home full-time. I'm a very active person and have enjoyed athletics and other outdoor activities my whole life. I played football in college but now I love to ski, wakeboard, surf, golf, hunt, fish, etc. I have an undergraduate degree in Construction Management and Business and a master's degree in Real Estate Development. Currently I have my own real estate development and construction company in southern California. I love to read, cook/eat and I speak Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon household and was baptized a member of the church at the age of 8. When I turned 19 I served a church mission in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Although I joined the church at a young age I really developed a strong testimony of the church, its’ teachings and most of all my Savior, Jesus Christ while serving and teaching the people of Mexico. I witnessed firsthand how the power of the Saviors atonement can change peoples’ lives including my own.

How I live my faith

Currently I have the unique opportunity to serve in my community and congregation at the same time by working with the Boy Scouts of America. I serve as the Assistant Scout Master for the 11-12 year old scouts. I really enjoy helping these young men learn valuable life skills that will help them develop into strong leaders.

Why is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints called Mormons or Mormonism?

Officially the name of the church is; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Most often people call us Mormons because of our belief in the Book of Mormon as another testament of Jesus Christ. We believe the Book of Mormon to be sacred scripture just like the Bible. It's because of that book and it's title that we're called Mormons. Show more Show less