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Hi I'm Jed

I gave up sunny San Diego to move to NY and do medical imaging research. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a lot to be thankful for! I have great parents and siblings, a wonderful wife, and four awesome kids. I have always enjoyed science and have had lots of opportunities for learning. Thankfully, I have a good job where I develop new imaging technologies that help in the security and medical industries. My family enjoys swimming and playing soccer together. I also enjoy playing volleyball and keeping up with what's going on in the world. When I get some extra time, I sometimes work on finishing my basement.

Why I am a Mormon

As a scientist, I am a natural skeptic. I remember thinking as a young teenager that if there was a "true" church, it was pretty unlikely that I just happened to be born into a family that belonged to that church. I knew my parents loved me and that they strongly believed the things they taught me, but I began searching for my own answers. I remember reading the book of Alma chapter 32 in The Book of Mormon, in which the prophet Alma talks about experimenting on the word. That appealed to me. The scripture encouraged me to exercise "a particle of faith" to test the words of Alma to know if they were good and true. I began reading the scriptures regularly and praying fervently for answers. It took many months, but I was eventually able to find answers to my questions through prayer. I now know that God is my Father and that He answers prayers through the Holy Ghost. Jesus Christ is our Savior. I also know that He has restored His Gospel through a modern prophet (Joseph Smith).

How I live my faith

I have been involved in church congregations wherever I have lived (CA, UT, and NY) and have served as a church representative in Australia. I have helped teach sunday school and youth classes and spoken in church many times. Also, like many church members, I visit other members in their homes to provide fellowship and to ensure that their needs are met. It has been fun to see the good that the gospel brings to people who live it and how the gospel can help us make it through tough times.