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Hi I'm Jason

I'm a soccer coach. I love to karaoke. I'm an education proponent. I can't keep my garage clean. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am most happily married with 7 amazing children. My two oldest children are from a previous marriage and the other 5 from my amazing wife. I am blessed to own my own business, and enjoy the career of helping education professionals with their financial lives. I am a sports enthusiast with soccer being the "family sport". I play, my children play, I coach, my wife is an ACTIVE spectator. It is a wonderful part of my families' life, the aspect of supporting each other in this wonderful sport. Even though I am a financial professional, I was actually a theater major in college, and I LOVE to sing. Someday I will get back into performing. My favorite times in my life are spent with my family. We enjoy vacationing together on a regular basis. Memories made far outwiegh the "things" we can buy in life. However, my favorite memories over the last 11 years of marriage are the quiet times I spend with my wife. Playing games and enjoying dinner, just the two of us, are the things I cherish. I try to instill a sense of social responsibility in my children, and lead by example by being involved in many boards and organizations in my city. We have to take the time to make our surrounding world a little better...and this is done by getting involved. Overall, I am a soon to be 40 year old who believes that the second half of my life holds more moments of pure joy than my first half.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Catholic, but in reality the only church I ever got was when I attended with my grandparents. However, when I was in high school, I started attending by myself knowing there was something I was looking for. I went to college and soon married at the ripe YOUNG age of 20. My oldest daughter was born soon after. It was hard being married and full time college students. We had another child soon after graduation, and the marriage fell apart. I was devestated and lost, and my actions took me further down the rabbit hole. My self destructive behavior nearly cost me everything. Then I met a beautiful woman who showed me life could be so much more. We started dating, and within 3 months we realized we had something special and decided to learn about each other's religions. As I "researched" the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I found what I had been looking for since my high school years. Two specific aspects really affected me. One, the knowledge that our families can be eternal showed me what I already "knew" to be true. That Heavenly Father sees our families as the most important part of our lives. This is proven by the fact that what we have here on Earth is continued in Heaven. Two, that God still loves us and shows us this by having a living prophet on the Earth today. I always read about the prophets of old (i.e. Moses, Abraham, etc.), but God left the Earth alone when Christ died? Yes, he did for awhile, but God loved us so much that he brought the restored Gospel back to the Earth, and with it the use of prophets, through Joseph Smith. Knowing I can follow the teachings of a prophet really helps keep my life in line with what Heavenly Father wants for me. Since I joined the LDS church when I was 28, my life has had direction and so much more joy. I have found the true meaning of happiness, and it is rooted in my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I am fortunate enough to have a calling in my church. A calling is simply a responsibility for a portion of the running of the church. My specific calling is as a councilor in the Bishopric. At the head of the local branch (ward) of our church is a Bishop, and he has two councilors that help him in the running of the ward. I get to participate in this aspect, and it is a true blessing. We organize the chuch meetings on Sundays, and also the running of the many programs within our ward. We head the group of leaders of these programs in a group called Ward Council. It is at this council that we, as the leaders of the ward, plan and execute plans that help the members of our ward. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we are not paid for our callings...it is all on a voluntary basis. I love my calling! Admittedly, there is a sizable time commitment for my calling (around 8-10 hours per week), but I am blessed as I fulfill the duties of my calling. Outside of my calling, I take the concept of "Living my Faith" even further. I am a proud member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I try and be an example to all those around me. I live my life in accordance to the teachings of the church, and I hope that all those around me, even those not members of my faith, see that. I don't drink, smoke, participate in any form of pornography and I live a better life because of that. I have been told, by people not of my faith, that I come across as honest, moral and with a high degree of character, and I appreciate that. I do give credit to my Heavenly Father, and to my Savior Jesus Christ, for showing me how to live my life, and do so in a way that is respected. I do not take this lightly. My faith guides my actions. And it is in those actions that we see the Gospel at work. I pray daily that I will continue to "Live my Faith"!