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Hi I'm Jeff Dunford

I grew up in Utah. With my wife we have three children and ten grandchildren. I am a CPA and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated from college and went into the field of public accounting, as a CPA. I am now running my own CPA firm. Aside from work, I spend my time with my family and in community service. My wife and I have three children and ten grandchildren, all of whom live within ten minutes of our home. Being a grandparent is the best! We love being magic for them as they visit and spend time with us. I enjoy being a part of a good hometown community. One of the civic activities I have participated in for over 30 years is a 4th of July breakfast for the community. We serve breakfast to over 2,500 people that morning, cooking pancakes, ham and eggs. I have enjoyed working with young men in the Boy Scout program over the years. It has been exciting going on high adventure trips to places like Canyonlands National Park, Yellowstone Lake and the Grand Tetons. I love the out of doors - hiking, biking, river running, horseback riding, 4-wheeling, snowmobiling, and playing tennis and golf.

Why I am a Mormon

Having grown up in an active Mormon family, I was taught the gospel through my youth. Facing a decision of whether to serve as a missionary at the age of 19 placed me in a position to really evaluate what I believed. I did choose to serve a mission, and over the next two years my knowledge and testimony of the Church grew stronger. I watched individuals I taught the gospel principles to, go through the process of determining whether they would accept those principles and join the church. As missionaries we promised them that as they sincerely searched for truth and then turned to their Heavenly Father in prayer, they would receive an answer to their prayers and know the truth of what we were teaching. I have seen how accepting and following the principles of the Savior have blessed and changed lives for the better. I know that as I have followed the Savior's teachings in my life, I have been blessed beyond measure. I have come to know of the truthfulness of those teachings by following them. The greatest blessing to me is to know that Jesus Christ died for each of us, that we may repent and be forgiven of our wrongdoings, and that through Him we can return to a loving Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

I have been an active Mormon all my life and enjoy serving in the Church. I served as a missionary for two years in Korea and loved the people and culture there. One of my favorite service opportunities is teaching. The principles that the Savior taught are a blessing to study and discuss with others. A few years ago, my wife and I led our local church group in a Pioneer Trek activity. We had a group of about 180 men, women and children that participated. The trek took place on the plains of Wyoming in an area similar to what some of our early pioneers had traveled across. We trekked about 28 miles in 3.5 days, camping each night in tents and enjoying the pioneer lifestyle. We became close as a group as we helped each other along the way. It was a wonderful opportunity to recognize the struggles of pioneers of the past and know how blessed we are to live in such a prosperous time. I have always loved my calling as a home teacher. In this capacity, I have the opportunity of keeping in touch with 3-4 families, visiting them at least monthly and seeing to any needs they have.