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Hi I'm Scott

A father, three girls thus far. A husband, forever. Seven brothers. A future healthcare leader. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

What's it like having enough brothers for your own basketball team? Convenient, competitive and fun! Naturally, I enjoy pretty much any sport involving a ball, especially football, basketball, baseball, and racquetball. Now, as a father of three young girls, you may find me at dance and princess parties as well, but some form of physical activity remains an important part of my day. My current educational pursuits have brought me to Texas where I am pursuing a Master's of Business Administration with a Healthcare Administration emphasis. As a future healthcare leader I am inspired by the opportunity to take part in something of great worth and meaning. Like many people, I have found great happiness and purpose from my faith, my family, and my health.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because in my own pursuit of lasting happiness I recognize that my own decisions will determine my destiny because a loving Heavenly Father gave me agency, or the ability to make my own choices. It is this agency that enables us to learn and grow, yet with every choice there is a consequence, good or bad. It is this understanding that helps me recognize my need for a Savior, one who could advocate on my behalf, one who could succor me in my afflictions and my often self-imposed suffering. Through a living prophet and apostles, through scripture and personal prayer I have found great peace in the plan of salvation; a plan that sent Jesus Christ to atone for our sins and transgressions as we could not do all on our own, a plan that satisfies the demands of justice and mercy, and a plan that outlines our eternal potential. I am Mormon because in my search for happiness I have realized that any existence without my family could not be lasting happiness. It is as a Mormon that I am sealed to my family for all time and eternity. It is as a Mormon that I have received another testament of Jesus Christ through the Book of Mormon, which together with the Bible serves to increase my knowledge and faith. And, it is as a Mormon that I have learned that what I do know will always trump what I do not know.

How I live my faith

The children and youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. I have experienced great joy as I have associated with the youth of the church and community. During a time of significant vulnerability youth look to and for adult mentors who will nurture their potential as children of a loving God. It is amazing to observe the growth of children and youth as they develop their own faith and understanding of life's purpose. The evidence of how I live my faith is often found in the lives of those whom I have the opportunity to serve. I am aware of many of my own imperfections and in my efforts to overcome them I have also found great peace, harmony and joy in my relationships when I forgive others their weaknesses and support them in their efforts to do better as well. To me faith is an action that requires me to "be there" for my family, for the community, and for others. I don't always exercise that faith as I should but that is part of the reason I am grateful for the church and the gospel of Jesus Christ.