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Hi I'm Ron Nelson

I'm a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints.

About Me

I am pretty much a quiet, peaceful and creative person. Working as the manager of a financial systems group for a large Aerospace corporation, I enjoy the opportunity that has been provided to tackle large and difficult projects. I have had a 30 year career thus far primarily focused on improving and changing processes and even the culture of the company. I could never have known that this is where life was going to take me when I began. I really enjoy learning and actually just finished my 2nd masters degree last year. The most important thing in my life is my family! My wife at times would argue that golf and fly fishing would take a close second.

Why I am a Mormon

While it is true that I have been a member of the Mormon faith since childhood I have been so fortunate to have had my faith driven deeper and deeper into my heart as the Lord has tutored me in life. His tenderness and love has been a stark example as I have also been fortunate to have felt and experienced the pain and sorrow that comes with drifting away from him. This most often related to just being too busy and the foolishness of youth. However, It has been amazing to look back and see that even in those period of drifting he was there with support and encouragement in the form of wonderful and caring family, friends and the key mentor along the path of life. Now as I approach the latter years of my life feel only to express my gratitude to a loving Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ

How I live my faith

My life could pretty much be summed up in three words. Family, church, and work. Living and growing in the gospel has been the center in all three. Working with my wife we have tried the best we could as parents to assist our 4 children and now 10 grandchildren (hopefully growing) with a strong example of a gospel centered home with Christ the center of all we do. Since the first year of our marriage, now going on 37 years, I have been serving in the ecclesiastical leadership of the LDS faith. While I can't say devoting 20-30 hours a week in service has not been a challenge to both family and work, it has most definitely provided the opportunity to meet and sit with others of strong faith. I have been strengthened in profound ways as I have met the widow with her mite, the devoted sister who's husband has abandoned the family, the faithful brother who has devoted his life to Christ and lived to 104, and so many strong and faithful common men and women of the world. I love them and am proud to be associated with them. One might ask why one would be willing to give so much of their life as a lay member of the church and I would have to only reply, because He asked me to. I understand and know that my small sacrifices in no way compare to His life that was given for each of us.