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Hi I'm Jack

I am a semi-retired executive, retired ARMY officer, husband, father, grandfather and I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in Utah and grew up there except for 6 years in Washington. I attended the Westminster College & University of Utah and have degree in Business. I served in the Army for 26 years (11 years enlisted and 15 years commissioned). Professionally I am a semi-retired executive, but also do some ranching on the side! The most important and satisfying thing in my life is my family--a beautiful wife, 4 incredible children and 9 amazing grand children.

Why I am a Mormon

I am blessed to have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my whole life. My parents and Grandparents were faithful members and demonstrated Christ like attributes in all aspects of their lives. My ancestors, many of whom joined the Church in foreign lands like England and Denmark and subsequently immigrated to the United States, sacrificed much to join the church and stand as faithful examples to me of what true disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ are. Being a Mormon helps me more fully understand my purpose in this life and helps me strengthen my faith and testimony of Savior and his atoning sacrifice for all mankind. Understanding our eternal relationship with Heavenly Father and the God given potential within each one of us, gives me the desire to work hard each day to be a better person--a better husband, father, grandfather, friend, neighbor, employer/employee, citizen and a better steward of all the Lord has blessed me with.

How I live my faith

Since Mormons do not have paid clergy, it relies on its members to willingly serve in a multitude of ways. For example, I remember many occasions when I was young going with my father to help build chapels and meeting houses, harvesting produce from Church farms to provide for those in need and helping others with needed home repairs they were not physically able to do themselves. I was blessed to serve a two year Church mission when I was nineteen years old, and have served in a variety positions throughout my life. I believe the only time I can remember not having a formal assignment in the Church to serve was during times of active duty in the military. Soon my wife and I will leave Idaho and our family to serve a three year Church mission in the Nevada Las Vegas Mission and look forward to sharing how being a member of the Lord’s Church—The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will change and bless their lives!