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Hi I'm Jeremy

I'm a husband, dad and business leader. I am the Night Watchman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the husband of a loving, wonderful woman. We are parents of four intelligent, energetic children (3 girls, 1 boy). At our house, I am the Night Watchman. Years ago I spent an afternoon with a retired executive who started a successful real estate development company. Over his career, his firm made millions of dollars. I asked him, "What is your greatest career accomplishment?" He said, "I was the Night Watchman." "What do you mean?" I asked. He explained: "When my wife and I started having children, I was the one who took care of them at night. If they woke up, were scared, needed diaper, a bottle or a drink of water, I was the one who got up with them. My wife's career--she chose to focus on taking care of our children and managing the home--was more important and more demanding than mine. My greatest accomplishment is that I let her sleep all those years by getting up with our children at night." I was surprised that this accomplished, respected business leader measured his success, not by deals done, properties developed or money earned; instead, his greatest success was something he did in the late and early hours, night by night, year over year, for his wife and children. I've done many things in my career--managed a political campaign, started and led companies, managed a non-profit--and I hope to do many more. And when I retire and am asked what my greatest accomplishment was, I hope to say with a smile: "I was the Night Watchman."

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know the Church of Jesus Christ is God's true church on the earth. I personally witness that God is real, that He is our Father and that Jesus Christ is our Savior. Only through Christ's Atonement and His grace can we return to live with Him. Christ's Church in ancient times became disorganized and ceased to exist in the years after His Apostles died. As a result, the Priesthood (the authority from God to act in His name) and valuable truths about God's plan for His children were lost. In modern times, these lost truths have been restored to the earth and are found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church of Jesus Christ is Christ's restored church; it contains the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Church teaches--and I testify--that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is the Savior and Redeemer--for me, for you, and for every person you will ever meet. Today, God reveals His truths to living, modern-day prophets, and just like Moses provided guidance to the children of Israel in ancient times, prophets provide guidance for us today. Ancient and modern-day prophets teach us that the most important things in life are to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, come to truly know Him, learn and live His gospel, and make sacred covenants that enable us (all of God's children) to return and live with God and Jesus Christ after this life. Through the Church and the Priesthood, I have made covenants and received sacred ordinances like baptism and the Gift of the Holy Ghost. I have heard and felt the promptings of the Holy Ghost. I have seen prayers answered and miracles happen. I have seen God's hand in my life. I know He has a plan for me and for all of His children.

How I live my faith

I make it a priority to do some basic things that help me continue to develop my personal relationship with God and Jesus Christ. Some of these basics are: daily prayer and daily scripture study--both on my own and with my family, and spending at least one night a week discussing the gospel as a family and doing things together. I live my faith by trying to serve others and improve myself. I listen to my wife; we work together to help each other become better people, better parents. I strive to be the best husband and father I can be. I strive for excellence in what I do. This means a variety of things, from spending quality time with my wife and my daughters, to using my resources wisely by riding my bike to work every day (which has the added benefits of helping me get some exercise and reducing my "carbon footprint"), to volunteering in the community. I try to excel in five priorities God has said are important: Family, Work, Church, Community/Country and Self. I try to follow Jesus Christ and do what He would do.