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Hi I'm Jeff

I am a CPA. I run marathon's. I work with wonderful individuals of other faiths. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of five and grandfather of five. I am a certified public accountant. In my profession I have the opportunity to work with a variety of businesses, organizations and individuals. Over the years I have enjoyed many hours driving boats on the lake with my family. I have watched countless piano and voice recitals along with youth sporting events including gymnastics, diving and pole vault. I ran my first marathon at age 50. I enjoy early morning runs watching the sun rise, visiting with running partners, and passing friends along the way.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the clear and concise teachings regarding the purpose of life. As a Mormon I have a knowledge of life and experiences encountered before coming into this world. I know the potential for each of us in the life to come. With this knowledge I am able to navigate the challenges of this life with a greater understanding of the reasons for my challenges. I am a Mormon because of the teachings about personal improvement and the possibilities to progress in spite of my weaknesses. I know that because of the life of Jesus Christ I will be judged, after this life, based on my own works and the desires of my heart. This judgment will be based on the level of difficulty of my personal challenges and the effort I am able to exert to overcome those challenges. I am a Mormon because of the teaching that family relationships can exist after this life. My adult children live long distances from our home. I miss seeing them on a regular basis. As a result I know what it is like to want to be near my family and not be able to. I love the thought that my wife and I will have the opportunity to be united together with all our children in the next life.

How I live my faith

Within my work place I interact each day with individuals of a variety of faiths and beliefs. In addition, I volunteer on a regular basis with an organization which provides services to the homeless population in our area. In each of these situations I have the marvelous opportunity to observe the goodness of those around me. The majority of these friends and associates are of other faiths. Each of them has an innate desire to serve others. I strive to incorporate the Christ like traits of these individuals into my life as they match the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I also volunteer to moderate a support group of individuals striving to overcome unwanted physical desires. As I associate with these individuals I have pondered their situation. I have studied the teachings of Jesus Christ and the application of his atonement to the lives of those striving to overcome unwanted challenges. I know the love of Christ can help us face opposition. I also know all seemingly unfair situations will work out for our good either in this life or in the life to come.