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Hi I'm John Adams

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I speak Italian. I am a faithful husband and a father of four. Three countries and nine states have been my home. Most moves happened while growing up as an Air Force brat. But Texas has been my home for more than a decade now. I have a Graphic Design degree from BYU and an MBA from UT Austin. I make some awesome looking spreadsheets. Working from home, I get a kick out of meeting the kids at the bus stop and visit with my wife at the 'water cooler'. I am a do-it-yourself handyman. I love the feeling of figuring out how to do a project around the house. I just replaced my dining room window with the help of good friends!

Why I am a Mormon

I believe that your heritage is something you choose for yourself as much as it is something you are given. Each generation gets a chance to pick from the memories, examples, culture and stories passed along by the previous generation. Each of us adopts some of that heritage as our own. All of us have a heritage to treasure. I have pioneer heritage on both sides of my family. I am inspired by stories of faith and courage from pioneers who paved the way West in defense of their own faith. But that is not why I am a Mormon. In fact, as a child I remember trying anything to get out of Sunday School. As a young man I wondered what role my Mormon heritage would have in my life. I made it a matter of serious study and prayer and I committed myself to a life of faith. Today my beliefs strengthen my family, they inspire me to contribute as citizen, and they are a source of hope and meaning in my life.

How I live my faith

I volunteer as coach for both of my sons' soccer teams. It is so rewarding to help little people learn to believe in themselves and unlock a piece of their own potential! I serve as the leader of a men's group in our congregation. One of my duties is to organize companionships to watch over, teach and serve assigned families within the congregation. This responsibility has given me a vantage point to observe countless, quiet, selfless service of others as they develop relationships with these families. And I have learned that some of the most meaningful service comes by way of a listening ear or a kind word. I am Scholarship Director for the local chapter of my alumni association. This year I organized a new scholarship for Ethical and Moral Leadership that challenges graduating seniors to envision what type of leaders they can become. I love sharing essay stories with my own children. I am the bedtime routine guy in our house. I am the one-stop-shop for teeth brushing, pajama finding, and bedtime story reading. I want my kids to know that I am always here for them--whether they need a good tickle or a heart-to-heart. A church leader once said, "No success can compensate for failure in the home." I hope that when my children have all grow that they will remember me as a person of faith.