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Hi I'm Ross

I was born in Canada, but have lived in Utah the past 25 years. I graduated from BYU with a MBA degree and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always enjoyed being involved in athletics. I am passionate about many sports and basketball in particfular. I have played, coached and now enjoy watching my children and grandchildren in their athletic pursuits. Both my wife and I were volunteer workers at the Winter Olympics in Calgary (1988) and Salt Lake City (2002). We made a goal to tour Utah more and have visited almost all the Mormon Temples in our travels around the state.

Why I am a Mormon

I find great joy and happiness in the lifestyle that the Mormon Church has provided for me. I remember having a commitment to live different values as a teenager and having my friends in high school know of my choice and to respect me for those choices. The emphasis on devotion to family is especially important to me and some of my greatest joy and satisfaction come from being around my 8 children, their spouses and our 16 grandchildren. We get togehter often to celebrate family events and to participate in athletic and cultural events. Even though the size of our family is increasing we make an effort to have an annual vacation together. We enjoy being around each other and to play games and share fun memories. I can't imagine not having the blessings of the gospel in my life.

How I live my faith

I have found great joy in a variety of responsibilities in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (Mormons). At present I am the bishop in a ward with 400 members with a variety of families at various stages in life. I have grown close to the neighbors and friends in our ward and feel a unity as we share common activities and interests. It is fun to see the young people in our neighborhood participate in school plays, athletic events, dance concerts, and other activities. We have over 50 teenagers in our youth program and I cherish my interaction with them at weekly activies and in individual discussions as a part of my assignment as bishop. In the past I have been asked to be the scoutmaster on three seperate occasions and enjoy camping and interacting with the young men at campouts and other outdoor activities. One choice memory was a scout hike to the top of King's Peak, which is the tallest mountain in Utah.