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Hi I'm Jason

I'm an Oklahoman becoming a South Carolinian. I'm a husband, father, professor, and occasional runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of four wonderful children and the husband of a loving wife. I'm a professor of economics and can talk about the ins and outs of monetary and fiscal policy all day. I have a great interest in the economies of Europe - who wouldn't these days. Our family loves to spend time in the backyard tending our vegetable garden, berry bushes, and fruits trees. We try to sneak away whenever we can to the beach or the mountains for a short get away. Most of the time, however, is spent running around keeping up with some very active little ones.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel has always been a part of my life. I watched my parents serve and exercise faith their whole life. I have seen how this faith and service has brought joy, progression, and perspective to our family. It was natural to follow my parents example. Along the way I discovered what they had discovered long ago, as did generations before them. This is the true Church of Jesus Christ and this gospel contains all the truth and opportunities needed in life to receive all that our loving Heavenly Father has in store for us. I receive so much joy in learning the doctrines of the gospel of Jesus Christ and applying it in my life. Living this way has not only helped me, but given me very special opportunities to help others (including my own family) improve their lives and experience the joy the gospel brings.

How I live my faith

I'm first a father and husband. My wife and I together teach our children and help them recognize truth and follow it. I currently have the wonderful opportunity to serve as a bishop for our local congregation. A bishop is similar to a pastor or minister in other Christian denominations. This is not a call I have sought out, and because we are a lay ministry, it puts heavy demands on my time. I would not, however, trade this experience for anything. It has provided me wonderful opportunities to serve others, follow Christ's example, and develop Christlike attributes. Though being a Bishop entails a number of administrative duties to insure the congregation is organized, it is truly a personal ministry. I have enjoyed immensely this opportunity to be involved in the lives of individuals as they take the steps necessary to return to their Father in Heaven.