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Hi I'm Scott

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and Walnut, California. After high school, I served a mission for the Church in Sweden. At the completion of my mission, I married my high school sweetheart, Marion Spier. We have five children and six grandchildren. I worked as an accountant in the finance and banking industry for over 30 years. In December 2013, Marion and I were called to serve as mission president and companion in the Ghana Cape Coast Mission. We will be gone for three years, beginning July 2014. We are very excited.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born in the Church, and as a result, was taught the principles of the Gospel from loving parents. When I was 14 years old, I had the opportunity to attend a youth leadership conference held on the campus of BYU. It was a wonderful week of leadership training, career exploration, fun and games. It was the summer before I began my freshman year in high school and I remember walking between classes with my dad and he said to me: "You like it here, don't you?" After I nodded he said, "The next four years will determine whether you are able to attend here or not." That added a little motivation to my high school career! On Sunday, we held a large priesthood meeting. Elder Hugh B. Brown of the Quorum of the Twelve presided. I think there may have been three or four thousand in attendance, but that is the estimation of a 14 year old after 40 years. Following the ordinance of the Sacrament and a few remarks by Bishop Simpson, Elder Brown spoke to us. His talk was inspiring and thrilling. At the end of his remarks he pronounced what I now recognize as an apostolic blessing and then said these words: "You may not remember much of what has been said here today. You are young and forget stories and other things, but there is one thing you will not forget, and I promise you this: You will not forget how you felt as you sat in this meeting, this great Conference, and listened to these brethren speak. You will not forget the influence of the Holy Spirit, and I say unto you, it is brooding over this congregation and is felt by every person present. His words have proven absolutely true in my life. After 42 years, I still remember the influence of the Holy Spirit confirming in my heart all of the beautiful teachings of the Restored Gospel that I had been taught by my parents and teachers. And while that confirmation has been reaffirmed countless times since then, this particular experience remains foundational and sacred.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith both privately and publicly. Children learn by example and nothing destroys faith more than hypocrisy. So, we do our best to live the teachings of the Gospel at all times. I have had many opportunities to serve in the Church -- as a bishop and stake president, and as a seminary teacher for high school students. I have been active in Scouting, serving both at the unit level and on the district committee. Service in the Church has been a great source of satisfaction for me in my life. I feel like I'm a small part of something very big.