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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a Father of 5 boys and I have 9 Grandchildren. I'm a husband of 35 years to a beautiful wife and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have worked in the Health Care industry for 35 years. I currently work for a Catholic Health Care Organization that owns 25 hospitals throughout the United States. I am responsible for budgeting and financial software applications. I have a Masters Degree in Public Administration. I enjoy golfing, watching sports, reading and growing delicious tomatoes. I loved being involved with my boys through their sporting events as well as music and theater. I'm a master griller and my ribs are enjoyed by all. I have been fortunate to be able to travel throughout the world and love visiting other countries and seeing how other people live. One of my most memorable experiences was being able to visit East Berlin before the Wall came down. I will never forget the feeling of crossing into East Germany at Checkpoint Charlie.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have seen the value of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have witnessed many marvelous miracles such as people being healed that were sick and lives being changed for the better. I know that I have been guided in many decisions throughout my life because of my relationship with my Father in Heaven. I know that He lives and loves not just me, but all mankind. I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ we will be able to return back to the presence of our Heavenly Father. I know that we have living Prophets on the earth today to guide us and direct us. I'm grateful that our families can be together forever and that I will be able to see my loved ones again after this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily by reading my scriptures and praying to my Heavenly Father. I have been able to serve as a leader in many capacities and this has helped build my testimony. Currently I am serving as the Bishop of our local congregation and have responsibilities for the spiritual and temporal welfare of those members in our area. I see the value of our home teaching and visiting teaching program where members of the congregation are assigned to visit each other to provide me with an understanding of their needs. Even though being Bishop requires a lot of time the rewards are greater than the sacrifices as people's lives are changed for the better.