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Hi I'm Jerry.

I'm a life-long Mormon, born in Utah. My mechanical engineering career took me to Colorado. I love being in & near the mountains.

About Me

I have been a Mormon all my life, yes, even with Pioneer heritage. I grew up in a small community close by the Salt Lake Temple. That historic and beautiful building has had a significant and life-long influence on who I am, especially since my wife, as a child, grew up in its shadow. As I was growing up, I was fascinated by science and things mechanical, which undoubtedly led to my career as a mechanical engineer. This career brought my wife and I, along with our 2 month old daughter to Colorado, where I have now lived the vast majority of my life as a husband, father of three, and now grandfather of nine. These nine grandchildren now give me ample occasion for travel. This is a good thing, since I’m an ardent fan of nature, the outdoors, and photography, and my trips to be with these grandchildren provide ample opportunity to enjoy all. I love the temples of the church for their beauty and special purpose, and for the chance to serve therein. This service has helped me to a greater appreciation of life and the meaning and significance of eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up as a Mormon I was taught many of the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ from a young age. Due to an inquisitive and logical mind, I also wanted to understand how the principles I was taught fit into the greater aspects of the universe—a topic often discussed with the friends of my youth. I believe that a scientific and technical education actually fostered my increasing faith. Even though there often seems to be a conflict between science and religion, I found that in my mind each corroborated the other in. Although each of us has trial and conflict in life, I have found that a simple faith goes a long way in helping to deal with my challenges. Life indeed has greater meaning than the sum of the moments.

How I live my faith

My faith has grown up with me! As a youth I participated in Scout activities which helped foster my appreciation of nature and the out-of-doors, but also taught me principles that supported the same moral development I was receiving through teachings in church. As an adult, I continued in Scouting as a leader, and my faith developed further as I watched this cycle repeated with other youth, including my own son. The values I learned growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have been a constant support to me as a husband and a father. There is a special joy that comes from learning and teaching correct principles to your own children, as well as others, and seeing those principles help them develop their own solid moral foundation. My life has continued to be founded on opportunities to serve others, and growing through those experiences. Experiences while serving in the temples of the church have also greatly fostered my faith and my understanding of things eternal. I have found even greater balance between the principles of salvation and eternity, and the scientific understanding I learned at the University, and those still coming from newer discoveries of this day. I find it difficult to consider the concepts of science without the tempering benefits of faith—I look forward to that time when there will be no conflict between them.