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Hi I'm Eric

I'm a father, husband, and educator. I grew up in Utah and Ohio. I work with engineers in Mississippi. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of four great kids. I just finished my PhD at the age of 44. I will finally graduate just one semester before my oldest child starts college (whew!). I have been a teacher at the middle school and high school levels. I now work for a College of Engineering at tier one research land grant university. I enjoy geeky things like robotics, Dr. Who, mechanisms, rockets, etc. I am always trying to learn more about how things work. I am a fan of legos and other building toys and they ways kids can express their creativity with them. I am diabetic, but I am determined to grow to a ripe old age so that I can spoil grandkids some day in the far, far, far future so I am trying to take better care of myself. I serve on our local school board and I am mildly politically active. I am pretty moderate so, I think I drive some people crazy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I ask questions. Within my faith, I know that I can study out a concern or question and that I am able to receive personal revelation (for myself only) from my Heavenly Father. I also know that all questions will be answered. I have a testimony of prayer and the guidance we can receive from our Heavenly Father. I have a testimony that we have a living prophet today - just like in the ages past. I know that Heavenly Father loves us today as much as he did the ancient people and wants us to follow His Son, Jesus Christ in returning to Him. I am a Mormon because I believe that Christ's message is one of Joy! Heavenly Father does not seek to punish us, he only wants to bless us. We just have to do as He asks and seek Him out. Christ came to earth to show us how to return to Father, not to blister us with condemnation.

How I live my faith

I currently teach the Youth Sunday School class (ages 12-18) in our branch. I love working with the young people and watching them grow and seeing their testimonies build. I also try to help out where I can within the congregation. I try to be an example of faith and integrity in my work and community. I am currently on our local school board and sit with a professional Baptist pastor - we have a great time together. I appreciate that I can share my faith in our community without judgement.