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Hi I'm Jess

I grew up in Utah, I'm an Anesthesiologist in the Army. I'm married to an exceptional Colombian woman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born an raised in Salt Lake City by amazing parents. My mom converted to the church when she was pregnant with me and on my Dad's side, well, his ancestors joined the church in 1830. My parents taught me the gospel in word and by example. I served a mission in Bogota (south), Colombia and that changed my life. I learned how truly blessed I have been and also discovered that happiness comes from living a christ-like life not having a lot of money. I met my wife at the University of Utah and married in the Salt Lake Temple. She has given me the most beautiful children ever. I'm an active duty Army Anesthesiologist and I enjoy being with my family anywhere, fishing, golfing, and shooting.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but I was blessed from a young age to have the gift of faith. I read the scriptures almost every day of my life and was taught to love the New Testament by my Dad who would quote the words of the Savior to me. My mom loved the Book of Mormon and read it in the early morning hours. My faith has grown little by little, with the Lord occasionally making what I call "a show of force" in my life with true, old fashioned, life changing miracles. Since my youth, my faith has grown much deeper, and now I'm a witness that the Savior Lives!! The Lord preserved my life in Colombia, I've seen the gravely ill healed. I've seen wound souls rescued, I've witnessed in countless encounters with the affilcted in my work as a physician the Master show his tender mercy through me to answer the prayers of his children.

How I live my faith

I try and live my private and public life with the knowledge nothing is hidden from my Heavenly Father. I am SO FAR from perfect, but I'm trying to be better. The things that keep my faith alive and vibrant in my life our my daily prayers with my wife and alone. My truly amazing wife and beautiful children encourage me to forsake anything that would take the spirit away from me or make them ashamed of me. More than anything, I try to remember I am a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ and that "he was wounded for (my) transgressions, he was bruised for (my) inquities, and with his stripes I AM HEALED."