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Hi I'm Jim

I was born and raised in California and I now live in Arizona. I am an Army Vet, a former Police Officer, and I am a Mormon

About Me

I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 42 years. We have 6 children, all married, 22 grandchildren, and 3 great- grandchildren. I served in the Arizona National Guard for 38 years, and was in law enforcement for 15 years. I enjoy running, hiking, traveling, and working with kids. I was in scouting for over 30 years. I now serve as a Bishop.

Why I am a Mormon

Because growing up in a divorced household, when I got married I realized that I wanted more than that. I had joined the church when I was young but fell away. My wife and I decided we wanted religion for our children and I remembered the feeling I had when I joined the church those many years ago. I know that it has strengthened my marriage, my family, and even my exteneded family just by the example we have set. I love the feeling of family within the church and ward, and the standards and values the church instills. I know wherever I go there is always someone in the church who will be there if I need them. I am a Mormon because they believe in God the Eternal Father and His Son Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in the Church: Mostly I have been involved in the BSA Scouting Program on and off since 1973. When working in law enforcement and in the Military I was always careful to keep my standards and be an example. More recently, while serving in Afgahnistan for the military, I worked with an Afghan General who learned a little about Mormonism by observing and asking me questions as I was not permitted to discuss religion during my tour. I live my faith by doing what is expected, helping others when needed, being kind and friendly, and by standing up for what I believe (Moral Courage) when necessary.