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Hi I'm Spence

I'm Mormon. The Adventure Travel Company I started was named the #1 Best Place to Work in America by Outside Magazine.

About Me

Our family lives in Boulder, Colorado, where the adventure travel company that I founded and led was honored to be named the #1 best place to work in the U.S. by Outside Magazine in 2009. My wife is the head track coach at the local 5A high school and is a former BYU pole vaulter. We have 2 sons and a 3rd child on the way.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though many of my ancestors were Mormon pioneers, everyone needs to go through their own conversion experience. When I was 19, I didn't know if the LDS church was true. My bishop encouraged me to pray and actually ask God to see if the Book of Mormon was a true book written by prophets of God on the American Continent in ancient times. Just as Joseph Smith did, I literally went into the wilderness and prayed to ask Heavenly Father if this Book was true, if Joseph Smith was a prophet, if the current president of the church was a prohpet of God. The answer I received was undeniable and compelling. There is not a shadow of a doubt in my mind that the LDS church is the restored church that Jesus Christ founded when he lived upon the earth. As I have matured and learned the value of service to others in the church it has only served to strengthen my resolve that this is the true church. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I served a mission in 1984-85, first to the Paris, France mission and later to the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean. Giving two years of my life to service, at a time when I could have been doing a lot of other things, was the best choice I ever made. It set the tone for serving in the church as an adult. I have served as a Young Men's President, Ward Clerk, Scoutmaster, Deacon's Quorum Adviser, Teacher's Quorum Adviser, Ward Employment Specialist, a Home Teacher, and am currently serving as the first Counselor in our ward's Elder's Quorum Presidency. I really enjoy church service, in addition to being a parent, and running a fast-growing company.