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Hi I'm Jim

I am a husband, father of 5, mountain biker, telemark skier, spinal surgeon, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love cycling, mountain biking and hiking in the summer, telemark skiing in the winter, and spending time with my family anytime. My wife and children are amazing, and inspire me to be better.

Why I am a Mormon

My family and I moved to Grand Junction Colorado about 10 years ago. I am a spinal surgeon at our regional medical center. My faith has a lot to do with the direction my life has taken. I should be thankful to God for guiding me at critical times in my life when it would have been easy to chose a different course. What is most important to me is my family. Attempting to live like Christ would want me to live creates a home where I want to be. Living our faith has had a great impact on my children becoming happy, hard working and successful. I love spending time with my wife and kids, whether it is skiing, biking, attending church, or reading the bible or book of Mormon together. My faith gives me hope that we will belong to each other forever as we follow Christ. It gives me hope that through Christ I can change and improve.

How I live my faith

Right now I teach a Sunday School class of very active and smart 9 and 10 year olds. I sometimes play the organ for church services, usually for my own congregation, but occasionally I will play for other denominations. (I studied Organ in college before attending medical school at UCLA, and I love classical music). A few years after moving to Grand Junction, I was elected to a 4 year term on the school board. What an experience trying to juggle the demands of our school district, my family and my profession. I am pretty sure it was worth the personal sacrifice to serve on the school board. I think that the best way to be a disciple of Christ is to see others as Christ would see them. Im my life as a doctor I have many chances to listen to others, and help them in some small way feel that they are important and cared for. Sometimes I do this pretty well, but I always find that I have room to improve.