Hi I'm Jay Bulson
I was born and raised in Owosso, Michigan. I'm a "Baby Boomer", a proud Auburn, Washington resident, and I'm a Mormon.
I love to learn. I have an undergraduate degree and studied classical languages, Latin & Greek. I studied Mandarin Chinese at the United States Defense Language Institute, and I have an MBA from BYU. I have spent my career as a Human Resources professional. I love helping people, whether at work, church, home or in my community.
Why I am a Mormon
When I was 10 years old, my father embraced the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A year later I followed that example, but it was after some of the typical trials of the teenage yeaars, when I was 17, that I realized that my life needed more direction, and I came to understand the strength of my faith and the blessings that the Lord had in store for me, if I chose to follow Him. I made that choice and my life has been blessed from that day on with more than I would have imagined for myself.
How I live my faith
I am actively involved in service at home, at church and in my community. I have served in many callings in the church and it has given me the chance to love people and learn to help them in the way the Savior did. Whether I was serving as a home teacher, visiting 3 or 4 widows or families a month or as a Bishop with responsibility for a congregation of over 400 of the Lord's children, He has taught me through serving others. I have a love for scouting and have been involved in teaching young men faith and values through the organization of the Boy Scouts of America for over 20 years. I love the aims and methods of scouting that help young men build character, become better citizens and live the fullest lives physically, mentally and morally. Through acheiving rank advancement and merit badges, camping and hiking, and serving in their communities, young men learn to make strong values a part of their everday lives. I have served in scouting at many levels from serving boys as a Scoutmaster to teaching and training adult leaders as a Roundtable Commissioner. I pray every day and read the Word of God. It gives me strength and wisdom that fills my days with direction, helps me make choices that the Lord would want me to make, and makes me want to follow the Lord and help others more each day.