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Hi I'm Eric

I love to spend time with my family, fly fish, serve others and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

We just had our 8th child and I can't believe what a joy these children are in our lives. When I was younger I thought that I would not have a large family, being one of seven, but how grateful I am that the Lord had a different idea for me! I've been in marketing and sales in the software and high tech world for nearly 20 years. When I was 16 I learned how to fly fish when I worked at a resort and later became a guild. Between my family, work and church service ( I help lead a congregation of 3,000+ members) I don't have as much time for leisure activity as I would probably like, but for me it is well worth the trade off as I feel true joy in serving my family and others.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church and served a volunteer mission in Spain, Barcelona for two years. I'm a very sincere person and before I left I had to make sure I was teaching the truth. I know by the spirit of God and the guidance He has provided me in my life that the things that are taught are true and from God. The church provides so much direction and help in keeping my life balanced and family safe. It brings great peace to my life and has answered all the questions about my purpose in this life. I also love the members of this faith as they are among the most generous, kind, faithful I have ever met. There is true light in their eyes and you can feel the spirit of God they carry as well. Wherever I may travel around the world, I know that I have an extended family and this great unity brings me a lot of comfort. Also, it is wonderful to know that we have not been left alone in this life to wonder on our own, but that God has a prophet.

How I live my faith

I'm grateful for the counsel I have received over the years as it has always proven to guide me in the right way and warn me of dangers. I know we have a prophet and apostles who are called by inspiration through Jesus Christ, just as he did in the days He walked upon the earth. I serve as a stake president who's responsibility it is to leads multiple congregations. I was called by the other leadership in the church to serve for a time and set apart to do this work. It has been a marvelous experience for me and a privilege to serve. This church gives its members callings and we serve together. This is how I believe the Lord would do it as it helps us become better and reach beyond our typical self.