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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a Consulting Director, a Father, a Husband, a wannabe guitar player, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been very lucky to have such a great wife and kids. I travel often so we try to make the most of our time together. When time allows I try practicing the guitar. I also enjoy learning about gadgets, and technology.

Why I am a Mormon

I've felt very blessed to be a member of the LDS Church. It has brought many opportunities for me to serve others. I often worry about raising my children in such a crazy world. My only confort is the reassurance that I'm striving to live the way God would have me live. The LDS Church has complemented this way of life in a way I will never be able to repay. My children are surrounded by good examples, and opportunities to serve. I feel the LDS Church is an anchor in a world of ever shifting moral relativism. And for this I gratefully identify myself as a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I'm often traveling, taking clients and partners out to dinner. This often means I'm letting people know that I don't drink alcohol. This turns into other discussions about my faith. I don't avoid these conversations, but rather it's a great opportunity to share some of the enriching experiences in my life. I also serve in my Church, recently I've been teaching 11 year old kids on Sundays and running an 11 year old scout troop during the weekdays.

Why don’t Mormons have paid clergy?

This has been one of the great things about the LDS Church. All the Clergy are volunteers that are willing to donate their time. Knowing that the Clergy is not being paid brings a level of sincerity to their service. This also means that all the members of the church need to pull together their talents to help. Also, just because someone might get called to a position in the Church does not mean that the person will indefinitely be called to that position. A Bishop could be called to be a teacher or a greeter in a later calling. These changes in position are not seen as demotions, but are rather where that persons talents are needed by the Lord at that time. I can't tell you how great it is to be able to come to a place where everybody is volunteering. Show more Show less