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Hi I'm Jerrod

I'm a Ph.D. student in epidemiology. I'm a father of one with another on the way. I'm a Hilltopper (WKU). I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Most interesting about me is that I am an epidemiologist. I am completing my Ph.D. at The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Most important about me is that I am a father. I have a five year old daughter and another daughter on the way. I love my children very much and am deeply honored to be their father. My wife and I live in a residence hall in a downtown university with over 300 students. Our family dynamic is not traditional and a lot of fun. We love each other and manage to get by.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church. However, over the years, I have gained a burning personal testimony of the truthfulness of the restored Gospel. I know that the Book of Mormon is true and that Joseph was a prophet. I'm a Mormon because this, the true church, answers all of my questions. I know where I'm from, why I'm here, and where I'm going. Only the true church can provide those answers. Further, I know that, through the Gospel of Jesus Christ contained within this church, that I can be with my family forever. THAT is why I'm Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day by day. I and my family are not perfect. We don't get it right all of the time; but we put forth our best effort. We try to be examples of the believers to all those we know and work with. We try to take care of ourselves and others, and to generally be good people through loving others and being honest with our fellow man. We are taught to pray, study the gospel regularly, and attend our church meetings. It can be a struggle to get a teach a restless child the right way. Again, we aren't perfect; but we try, try, try. I am the leader of the young men's group in our congregation. I work with 12-18-year-old young men and attempt to help them learn gospel principles and build life skills through Boy Scouts. My years of service in the church have brought unspeakable joy and growth. I know the Lord blesses those who serve Him.