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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a Mormon. I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I joined the church when I was 19. I am a retired Army officer.

About Me

After I retired from active duty with the Army I went to work as an accountant in State government. I am a graduate of the University of Utah, and Syracuse University. I collect old U.S. stamps, and I love to play golf and travel. I have three grown children, all graduates of BYU and all married in one of our temples.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with Mormon friends. I liked them. They were good examples for me. When I joined the church it changed my life. I married a Mormon girl and went to college. The rest is history! Good history. My life would have been less productive, less happy, and less fulfilling, had I not become a Mormon. For instance, I can't imagine what it would be like being a parent and trying to raise children without the moral compass provided by church doctrine. My church membership has made me a better citizen and a better American. Providing service to others enhances my understanding of Christ's mission, and increases my faith.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday. I have been assigned many tasks and leadership roles in local church units. I have taught church classes, been a leader of male priesthood groups, served with Bishops, advised young single adult church members, served as a church membership clerk and financial clerk several times. My wife and I recently returned from Missouri where we were missionaries for the church serving young U.S. soldiers undergoing initial military training.