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Hi I'm Sherman

I'm a husband and a father, a consultant, a little bit of a data junkie and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California and Utah and served as a missionary for two years in Mississippi. It was there that I gained a love of southern cooking, but more importantly I learned to serve others and became much more converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I finished my undergraduate degree in accounting and then completed a dual masters degree program in business and healthcare administration. My wife and I met through mutual friends, but effectively it was a blind date that started it all for us. We've moved around the country as job opportunities arose and our family grew along the way. We have four children who were all born in a different state - Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota and Georgia. I work for a consulting firm and travel a ton, but try to make time for the things that are most important - and most lasting. Unfortunately, that hasn't included my golf game which has certainly taken a back seat for a while.

Why I am a Mormon

I consider myself blessed to have been born into a family where membership in the church began generations ago. My ancestors joined the church in Europe in the 1800s. At some point, however, each of us has to gain our own testimony of Jesus Christ. Mine started young, but really strengthened as I had to stand up for what I believe. I developed faith in the teachings of Jesus Christ as recorded in the Bible - through doing simple things like loving and serving my neighbors and then feeling the peace and joy that results from following the Savior's example.

How I live my faith

Living in a place where there aren't a lot of Mormons gives me a great opportunity to share my beliefs as someone who follows Jesus Christ. Much of that sharing is through example - what I do or what I say - and lots of times what I choose not to do and choose not to say. For the last several years I've been the leader of a local congregation of the church. This gives me the opportunity to work closely with the youth in our church. Each month we have them all in our home (sometimes as many as 30 of them) for dinner and a spiritual discussion on topics that range from how to keep the sabbath day holy to maintaining high standards of integrity or morality. One of my favorite poems starts "I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day..." it reminds me that how I act and what I do often speaks much louder than what I say.