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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Salt Lake, was an Army Officer, married, raised a family, and worked all over the country.

About Me

I am now getting old. In my live I have been a city councilman, an Army Officer, the manager of an insurance company branch office. I am a husband and father. My wife and I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I retired from one company and went to work full time for another. Someday soon I will actually retire.

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't always. While I grew up in Salt Lake my contacts with the LDS church were somewhat sporadic and not always positive. I attended college at the University of Utah and graduated with a degree in psychology got married then entered the Army for two years. After I returned from active duty we had our first child. I was sure that since I had a degree in psychology and had been a military officer that I knew all that was needed to know about raising children. Unfortunately that turned out not to be the case. I did not grow up in a home with a lot of structure and so I had no real role models to guide by. My wife however (who is smarter than me) suggested we begin going to church. So I did. I found the gospel provided a solid philosophy and structure for raising kids. The more I grew in the understanding of the gospel the better I got at the parenting job. I also learned of the plan of salvation which helped me keep other aspects of my life in order. I am not going to claim perfection. I made plenty of mistakes but if it had not been for the gospel to help guide by life I think things could have turned out a lot worse.

How I live my faith

I have had many jobs in the church. The job I held the longest and the one I did best was in the scouting program first as a den mother for cub scouts, the a scout master for a number of years then a committee chairman for a number of years and in a number of states. Currently I work as a Ward Clerk. Here I work with our Ward leaders keeping accurate records and reports and preparing agendas and other tasks the leaders ask me to do to support them.