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Hi I'm Jared

I'm a high school science teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated with a degree in science teaching, and I currently teach high school science and math. Despite being a teacher, I'm still a bit of a goof ball, and have a peculiar habit of making a face whenever a camera is pointed at me. I haven't seen a doctor about this problem, but I'm convinced that it's all for the best anyway. I enjoy a wide variety of activities, which all stemmed from playing basketball growing up. Since then, I've started participating in volleyball, tennis, racquetball, mountain biking, running, hiking, football, rock climbing, and any other sport that someone suggests I try. I love doing new things, and I'm looking into learning how to unicycle this summer. My appreciation for new things doesn't just extend to sports, as I also enjoy a wide variety of music, photography, and enjoy going to plays and other sorts of events. My dad often will build assorted bits of furniture for people, and I enjoy helping him do that as well. I learned to play the piano as a kid thanks to the insistence of my mom, and I haven't quit yet.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have felt for myself that it is the truth. Nothing in my life has made me happier than I have been through the gospel. For me, that is the biggest reason. I have a deep abiding feeling that it is true, but ultimately I have stuck with it because of the happiness it brings.

How I live my faith

My most recent assignment in the church has been to teach eleven-year-olds in a Sunday school class. They are a joy to teach, and keep me on my toes. I also recently helped in the nursery--where children 18 months old to three years old are cared for while their parents are in church.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Certainly not! As members of the church, it may seem like we focus only on the community that includes other members of the church at times, but we are happy to help anybody in need of assistance. That goes for both the welfare efforts of the church and for the work of us as individual members. I get a kick out of unexpectedly helping people--and I've never worried whether the person I was helping was a member of the church or not. Show more Show less