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Hi I'm Eric Peterson

I'm a devoted husband and father of five. I'm an Information Technology leader. I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married to my sweetheart for 25 years. We have five children. Our oldest is married and has two children. I graduated with a Masters of Accounting with an Information Systems emphasis. I started work as an IT auditor and consultant after which I moved into IT leadership within the healthcare industry. My interests outside of work revolve around my family and service (church/community). My children have been involved in music, sports, scouting and other interests which keep us moving. We describe our family as being in "constant, organized chaos". I've helped coach football and basketball teams for my kids. We enjoy golf as a family sport. We have fun playing games of all types. One of our favorite things to do as a family is camping. We don't focus too much on any one interest, we just enjoy the various aspects that life brings us. My core values include: - Do the right thing for the right reason - Hard work and dedication - Respect - Make a difference for good - Enjoy life

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and had excellent family examples of following the Savior's example. However, I have had to earn my own conviction and belief in these principles. Living through this experience has strengthened my believe that each person must learn truth for themselves and that my believe must be core to who I am in private as well as in public. I cannot point to any one experience that gave me a conviction of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My belief and conviction has developed through many small experiences throughout my life. As I have gone through true repentance, I have learned that Jesus Christ is my Savior and loves me enough to have paid for my sins. His atoning sacrifice is real and brings about real feelings of forgiveness. As I have study scriptures from ancient and modern prophets, I have felt the Spirit of the Holy Ghost testify of eternal truths and provide personal inspiration that helps me get through regular, daily life. I have learned to love the teachings from the Bible and the Book of Mormon and understand that these teachings still apply to me today. I have learned other eternal truths such as the existence of our Heavenly Father and Savior, that they live and love us. I have learned that we lived with them before our mortal life, that this mortal life is an opportunity for us to obtain bodies and learn to become like Christ, and that all mortals will live again as resurrected beings like our Savior Jesus Christ, and that we will have the opportunity to live with our earthly families for eternity. I have come to believe in the great truth that we have living prophets of God today and I appreciate the opportunity to receive Heavenly direction from them. I could go on and on describing what truths I have learned. I am simply grateful for the direction that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is in my life. Amid all of the challenges of life, it brings me great joy and comfort.

How I live my faith

The Gospel of Jesus Christ provides clear direction and strength in my life. Without it I feel that I would truly be lost. As a young man my parents taught me the importance and blessing of serving others. They were very involved with church and community service. That example has carried over to my life. While having many personal weaknesses and imperfections, serving others helps to straighten the course of my life and provides meaning that is important to me. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we are given opportunities to accept responsibilities and service opportunities. I have been given the privilege to work with different groups of individuals, with the hope and responsibility of blessing their lives. I have had the opportunity to work with young children in our Primary and Nursery programs, teenage youth in our Mutual programs, and adults. Each opportunity has given me a different perspective and posed various challenges to me as a person. My organizational and leadership skills have grown as I've coordinated events and activities. The experiences have helped me appreciate the differences in people and recognize that we are all children of God doing our best to navigate through this mortal life. I have also come to recognize that Heavenly Father loves all His children and that we are equal in His eyes, regardless of our status and position in life.