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Hi I'm Jeremiah

I am a husband, a father of three kids, a graduate student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After high school I served my country as a light infantry soldier for the US Army for many years. A year before I left the military I married a very remarkable and extraordinary woman and am now the father of three beautiful children. I am currently a PhD student at Colorado School of Mines studying geology. I love the outdoors and enjoy long hikes and learning about the local geology of where ever I am. I am also a huge Star Trek fan and when I have some spare time I enjoy watching an episode.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were the first members of the church in both of their respective families. They were baptized while my mother was pregnant with me (so I guess I could say I have been baptized twice...). Though I was born into the church and was baptized at age eight, I was not truly converted until I was in my twenties. This was a very personal process that is still ongoing today. I chose to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because the gospel brings peace and happiness into my home. It also strengthens me and gives me hope. Without it I know where I would be right now and that is not a good place. I find great joy in knowing that I my Father in Heaven loves me and that through the gift of the Holy Ghost I can receive guidance for me and my family about how to live this life.

How I live my faith

When my wife and I got married and moved into our first ward, the Bishop very quickly identified me as someone who would make a great Scoutmaster for the young men in their ward. This began nearly a decade of service in the Young Men's programs in two different states and three different wards. In my every day life I have made it a habit of doing a "good turn daily" and I find great happiness in serving others by a simple smile, helping someone move, or doing my home teaching. All good things come to an end though and I was just recently called to serve in the Elders Quorum presidency. Now, I look forward to learning about how to serve the members of our Elders Quorum.