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Hi I'm Scott

I enjoy sports, the outdoors, especially backpacking, and going to the movies. I also really love my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college Athletics Director and Dean of our Sciences and Health Division. I am the father of six beautiful children, 3 girls and 3 boys. I am married to a terrific wife and value her as my best friend and partner and view our relationship as lasting forever. We live in the mountains of Arizona where we get to do outside things year round. I love backpacking and sharing it with others. There are so many amazing places on Earth I would like to see.

Why I am a Mormon

I have lived in a variety of places and have seen alot of different people, many of which seem to be looking for something more in their life. Despite the many challenges and uncertanties of life, having a personal witness that God lives, that Christ is his Son, that Jesus suffered and died, in part for me and my family, gives me peace, joy and hope for whatever may come. Knowing that God has a plan and organization for all of his children helps give direction to my life and how I interact with others, most importantly with my family. In short, I'm happier and more content because of what being a Mormon means to me.

How I live my faith

Knowing that God has a plan for all mankind encourages me to volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, to assist others in my neighborhood and to be involved in my community. I wish to be a good example for my family and to encourage them in both word and behavior that by serving others is really like serving God.

What is the First Vision?

Mormon's believe in revelation, past, present and future, and that revelation comes in a variety of forms, including visions. The "First Vision" is what we would consider the first revelation received by Joseph Smith, when he was a young farm boy in New York, 1820. He was impressed from reading a passage in the bible, James 1:5, to ask God for wisdom. Of all the competing demoniations in the area he wanted to know which church was right. The appearance of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ in answer to his prayer is what we consider the "first vision" of this new era of Christ's Church. Show more Show less

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

They have a broad definition of cult, they have not taken the time to get to know Mormon's and what they believe, in short they are mislabeling the Mormon's out of ignorance and fear. Show more Show less