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Hi I'm Jodi

I grew up near Washington, D.C., but I live in Colorado now. I'm married with 3 kids. I'm a serial entrepreneur, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I never thought I would marry a Mormon girl, but I did, nearly ten years ago. When I met my wife originally I wasn't interested in going to Church--and neither was she--even though we were both raised in strong religious homes. I had just graduated from college so we were ready to begin our adventure together. We moved to Sacramento, California, U.S.A. for a year before my wife realized she wanted to be home where the rest of her family was. Home, for her, is Parker, Colorado. That's where we live now, in one of the same neighborhoods, actually, where she lived growing up. We have three little kids (but growing fast!) and we own and operate our own businesses, and I also do some consulting for other small companies. Our family was sealed together for time and all eternity three years ago in the Denver Colorado Temple.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised "Mormon", I consider myself a convert. I coverted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ several years ago after I realized there were many things I could not achieve on my own. Even though I was familiar with His church from growing up in it, it wasn't until I prayerfully read the Book of Mormon, and did the things I needed to do that I knew where I belonged. I took what I call "the Book of Mormon challenge found in Moroni Chaper 10, verse 4. Even though I had read the Book of Mormon many times as a youth, it was like reading it for the first time, and I received confirmation for the first time, it seemed, that the things written were ancient, sacred, and accurate texts. I am also a Mormon, I would say, because it's in this organization that I have learned to recognize the Holy Spirit, and I experience the love of God frequently. I feel like my family, my extended family, and perhaps the world NEED me to be Mormon. I need me to be Mormon. I need the strength and power of God in my life and in my family's life.

How I live my faith

Perhaps the single greatest opportunity, that is available to all members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is the opportunity and endless opportunities to serve, and to be of service to others. I believe that the greatest leaders are those who serve selflessly, and I strive to be such. Before I became active and involved in my faith in a formal way, I always sought ways to serve. I have volunteered at food banks regularly, a hospital, I've called Bingo and spent time with older folks--but being involved formally in my faith has afforded me the chance to teach these values to young children at Church, and now I am able to serve the fine youth in our church community and help them realize their potential and make better decisions than I did when I was their age. I've had the chance to watch them grow, and to transform, in some cases. It's some of the most important work I do.