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Hi I'm Jon

I am a husband, a father, a business professor, a school board member, an avid outdoorsman, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah. Served a two-year mission in Tennessee. Went to school in Idaho, Utah, Georgia, and Kentucky and then settled down in Carrollton, GA. I work as a business professor and academic administrator at a state university. My wonderful wife and I have been blessed with 6 children. Our family is the center of our lives and most of our time is spent with the children's activities (soccer, cross country, piano, etc...) and doing outdoor things together (triathlons, hiking, swimming, building projects, etc...).

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church in a very active family. I was fortunate to have parents and grandparents who taught me about Jesus Christ and taught me about learning and living through faith. I was also fortunate to have the opportunity to attend a high school, colleges and universities. This education allowed me to work with professors who helped me explore the world through science. As a professor, much of my time is spent learning and teaching scientific approaches to gaining knowledge. As a disciple of Christ I often think and work in the realm of faith, acting on the evidence of things that are hoped for but unseen. These two worlds have always been intricately and beautifully connected for me. These two paths, study and faith, have led me to my own belief that Jesus Christ lived and is my savior, that he established a church while he was on the earth, and that his church has been restored to the earth in these the latter-days. For these reasons, I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My hope is to live as Christ would. In doing this, I work to keep my own discipleship as my first priority, my marriage next, my children third and let all else fall in its proper place. I work to be of service in helping people at work, church, and in the community realize that despite the competitive world we live in, we will all be better off if we treat each other as Jesus would treat each of us. I do believe that Jesus Christ is the only perfect person who has walked the earth. As such, it is incumbent on me to recognize my own weaknesses and be very tolerant and patient with other people's shortcomings as well.