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Hi I'm Jeffrey Burgin

I grew up in Portland, work as a chef, take pictures, and race cars.

About Me

I am a high school graduate who, prior to serving a 2 year mission for the LDS Church, worked as both a sushi chef and ramen chef in Portland. On the side I put a lot of time into music. I play the guitar, sang in multiple choirs, and recently began playing the piano. I also have been a hobbyist photographer. I began shooting film and recently moved over to digital photography. My real passion is for cars though. Racing cars is my dream job and when I could I attended local races, auto events, and even participated in a couple races. Post-mission plans, so far, are to buy my own car and pick up racing. But who knows what'll happen after my 2 years in Japan.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the church, and not knowing any other way of life, I took a lot of what I had for granted. But as I grew up and meet and connected with people and friends who are not members of the church or who were converts to the church, I was able to better recognize the blessings that have been given to me as a result of being a member of the church. For this reason, I have remained a member. Partly out of habit, but mostly out of wanting the positives the come with being a Mormon. Why serve a mission? So I can invite others to join me in finding happiness.

How I live my faith

Growing up in the church, I have held multiple callings and been given multiple responsibilities. I was both Deacon's and Teacher's Quorum President and served in the Priest's Quorum Presidency. I was also called to be a Stake Family History Consultant. Currently, I am an ordained Elder and Missionary. Aside from callings, I have participated in Ward and Stake Choirs when possible. I also received my Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America through my church.