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Hi I'm Scott

Georgia football is my passion, triathlon is my hobby. I'm a dad and husband, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Just like so many others, there are multiple sides of my life. At home I'm a husband and father of 3. With an academic background in Exercise Science, I work as a full-time instructor teaching health and physical education at a local state college. When I'm not at home or at work, I'm either checking out the latest news on sports, especially UGA sports, or training for triathlons. Last year was my 7th year participating in triathlons and along with several other races, I ran my first half-ironman distance race.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and have never felt the need to explore anywhere else. I grew up in the south so all of my friends were part of other religions. But, I never found that to be a problem and neither did they. I also served as a missionary in Brazil and had the chance to witness multiple spiritual and cultural practices but have always felt comfortable as a member of the LDS church. To this day, not a day goes by when I don't think about my wonderful and challenging missionary experiences. There are many parts of the "Mormon" religion I find rewarding. I think its great that the LDS church has unpaid clergy and that all leadership positions come from volunteers who donate time and energy to helping others. I firmly believe that individual and collective revelation is imperative to our happiness and continues to be a part of God's care of us as his children. As part of that continual revelation, I believe the Bible and the Book of Mormon contain divine messages directed to us and that by reading them frequently we can receive divine guidance on how to improve ourselves, our families and our communities.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. It is an integral part of me and family. The ways in which I participate in my faith include personal spiritual development through scripture study, prayer, and other studies. I also work with the youth in our congregation helping them grow and develop spiritually through organizing activities, teaching Sunday lessons, and helping them understand the rewards of being an active member of the church. Of course by helping them I also gain valuable experience and fulfill Christ's commandments to serve others.