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Hi I'm Scott

I am a business owner and a village clerk. I love the outdoors. I have a wonderful wife and three sons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I own a small business. I am active in my community and have served as a village clerk for over 20 years. My greatest love and that which makes life worth living, is my family - my wife and three boys. (Families ARE forever!) I love to fish, play tennis, fly r/c airplanes, get on the Ham Radio (KC8IRR) and just simply be outdoors. Two memorable occasions were High Adventure Scout trips to Minnesota's Boundary Waters where my boys and I canoed and portaged over 50 miles.

Why I am a Mormon

I chose to became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 20 years old. It was due to a young lady I was dating. Every time I went to her house for dinner, her family would talk about their church. I met with the missionaries for quite some time until finally one wise missionary asked if I really would like to know, without any doubt, if what I had been taught was true and if I would like to be baptized. Something inside me prompted me to tell him, "Yes." We went to the living room, knelt down and prayed. We took turns praying and when it got to be my turn, I hesitantly began to pray. God lives - That much I knew. So, as I began to pray, I prayed specifically about Joseph Smith - did he really see God the Father and His son Jesus Christ? Was he called to be a prophet? I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was really a translation of an ancient record. It was during that prayer that I felt a great peaceful feeling come over me. The missionaries helped me understand that the feeling I experienced was the Holy Ghost answering my prayer. I have come to recognize and rely on the Holy Ghost to help me throughout my life. Even though life is wonderful, it can sure give a nasty knock-out punch. It is on these occasions that I am thankful for the scriptures, prayer, the teachings of Latter-Day Prophets and my faith in my Savior, Jesus Christ. Revelation is not dead. God does speak to a prophet. God does speak to us. Many truths that have been hidden from the world for centuries have once again been revealed. It is my knowledge and understanding of these truths that help me understand who I am, what my purpose is on earth, where I came from and what is my eternal potential.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the Bishop of the ward (congregation). All positions in the ward are unpaid and serving as a Bishop is no exception. As a Bishop I oversee all the organizations of the ward and help in the spiritual and temporal welfare of the members. A typical ward can have well over 125 service positions (callings). These opportunities to serve help members grow as they exercise their faith. Over the 30+ years that I have been a member, I have served in many different callings. I love to serve the Lord. He has blessed me and my family very much. I know I can never pay him back, but I can try my best to help others come unto Him and feel the incredible joy that I feel. I have found, with much trial and error, that I am the happiest when I work on my relationship with my Heavenly Father. For this purpose, His son and our Savior, Jesus Christ, gave us commandments to develop this love, to keep us safe and to give us joy. Hard to imagine, isn't it? I found these words to be true: "When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow us with power". In a world full of turmoil and uncertainty, I need that endowment of power to help give me the assurance in the existence of the things I cannot see. The more effort I give - the greater assurance I receive. I know, without doubt, that Jesus is the Christ and that He is my Savior and Redeemer!