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Hi I'm Jeff

I'm a husband, dad, grandpa, banker, Aggie, Texan, and sportsman...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have eight children, ages 25 to 5. We're now also grandparents! I have worked for a small financial institution headquartered in San Antonio for many years. I love my family and I enjoy my job. I have a great life! I enjoy golfing, hiking, fishing, and outdoor fun in general. Yes, I'm a Spurs fan, and I avidly follow most team sports. I have coached youth volleyball, baseball, and soccer teams. I'm an Eagle Scout and have continued leadership involvement with Scouting today. I am also passionate about education and serve on civic boards and university advisory boards focused on both childhood and adult education in our community.

Why I am a Mormon

My faith brings me indescribable peace, perspective, and understanding about life's purposes and God's plan for my eternal happiness. I acquired my beliefs and spiritual convictions through years of study, prayer, and good Christian living. In other words, I accepted Jesus' invitation to judge His gospel by its fruits in my life. Some of the central tenets of my faith include: a) that God knows and loves each of His children (including myself), b) that Jesus Christ's infinite sacrifice allows each of us to return from careless or sinful ways to a path that will bring happiness in this life and beyond, c) that the heavens are not closed and that God continues to guide and instruct mankind today, d) that He will spiritually guide each of us - individually - to truth if we earnestly seek it, and e) that we are intended to live joyful, fulfilling lives in families whose relationships can be eternal.

How I live my faith

To me, faith is not a passive feeling describing a general belief. True faith is evidenced in actions - by doing good and blessing others. Living my faith includes spending time with and teaching my kids, visiting friends and neighbors during times of need, and taking time to connect with the young, the elderly, the sick, and the lonely to offer encouragement and a smile. Currently, I serve as a leader for nine congregations (called "wards") in North San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country. This allows me to rub shoulders with incredible people throughout this area. In addition to spiritual teaching and training, I participate in community service, civic leadership, and occasional disaster relief efforts. I also teach Junior Achievement classes in local schools to better-prepare children economically and socially for successful careers and lives in a free enterprise society.