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Hi I'm Jamie

I am a husband, a father, a golfer, a reader of history, a sports enthusiast and a city manager and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Montreal, Canada and spent a good part of my upbringing speaking both French and English. I served a LDS Mission to Copenhagen, Denmark where I also learned the Danish language and also met my wife, Judy. We are the proud parents of five children. I graduated from Brigham Young University with degrees in public relations and public administration. Professionally, I serve as City Manager/Chief Executive Officer of the City of Orem, a city of 95,000 people in Utah located 40 miles south of Salt Lake City. I have also held similar positions in Lehi, Utah and Sandy, Utah. I take great pride in managing the communities in which people live their lives . . . from police and fire protection to clean water resources and beautiful recreational amenities. When not at work, I love to play golf and spend time with my wife and family. I am also an avid reader of history and love to sit down and watch an occasional hockey game (a vestige of my Canadian roots).

Why I am a Mormon

I am thankful for my membership in the Church because of the eternal perspective it provides me in relation to better understanding the purpose of life - who I am, why I am here on earth and where I will go after this life. I sincerely believe that we have a Heavenly Father who loves each one of us, as his children, and developed a plan to help us return to him one day. As a result of this plan, our Heavenly Father provided to us a Savior, namely Jesus Christ, who came to this earth, who died and was resurrected on our behalf, so that we might live again with God. I am also thankful for sacred scriptures that have been brought forward to the earth, namely The Book of Mormon and other sacred works, and a living-day modern prophet that guides and directs God's work upon the earth. I believe families are forever and that in living my faith and the sacred covenants I have accepted, I can be bound together with my family for the eternities. I am humbled by God's love for me and know that he is aware of who I am and what I am doing in my life each day. This knowledge sustains me in all that I do, personally, professionally and within my service in the Church.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a stake president (a lay leader within the Church that has leadership responsibilities over a number of congregations) and have the privilege of associating and fellowshipping with 5,300 Latter-Day Saints within 12 congregations in my community. In my 5+ years of service, I have come to appreciate the dedication of many members of our faith that willingly serve their families, within their respective congregations and within the community as a whole. I am especially thankful for the opportunity I have to work with young men and women who are striving to prepare themselves for adulthood, including service as full-time missionaries throughout the world. I look forward each Sunday and several times each week to interact, counsel and worship with faithful Church members who are striving to live their lives in a way that is representative of the life and ministry of Jesus Christ. I am ever thankful for their willingness to serve each other and to lift each other up continually. Their respective examples encourage me to be better and to do better, in all aspects of my life.