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Hi I'm Jared

I was born and raised in Olympia, WA. I am an Assistant Director of a small public agency. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father of twin sons. I play and watch sports, enjoy music, and produce highlight videos for my sons' athletic teams. I am a public address announcer and very active in my community. I am an administrator at a small public agency and I live in the same town where I grew up.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that has a long tradition of being members of the LDS church. My ancestors were early leaders in the church and migrated west when that time came. My parents raised me in the gospel and I am thankful for their examples. As I grew up I tested my faith and did not always make the best decisions, but I always knew in my heart the truth of the gospel. As I have grown into adulthood I have a greater appreciation for the teachings of Jesus Christ and the importance of his teachings and example. I choose to be an active member of his church in order to live up to commitments and obligations I made when I was baptized.

How I live my faith

I am very active in the church and in my local community. Over the years I have served in the church as a youth leader, music instructor, and assistant to local leaders. My church service has led me to be in charge of youth dances and special conferences. I also have had many opportunities to work individually with members of the church as an advisor and helper. Service to others is a big part of my faith, and by meeting with other members and helping them out I feel that I am serving my Heavenly Father. In the community I am active in the high school booster club, have served as a planning commissioner for the city I live in, and I help organize community events. I still live in the same town where I grew up, so many of my long-time friends turn to me when organizing events and socials.