About the Webmaster
Welcome! Thank you for visiting this website devoted to the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here you will find construction news, photographs, maps, and interesting facts about temples of the restored Church of Jesus Christ.
Growing up in Pocatello, Idaho, I participated in youth trips to the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple to perform proxy baptisms and confirmations. The spirit I felt in and around the temple was electric. This was especially true when I saw the Salt Lake Temple for the first time as a young boy, and I knew that the temple would play a signficant role in my life. My love for the temple grew through adolensce, and I hung over 30 temple photographs to decorate my bedroom. To me, these temples were truly the House of the Lord.
In preparation for a full-time mission, I received my endowment in the Bountiful Utah Temple, the newest temple of the Church at the time, on my 19th birthday. The next weekend, my mom and I drove from Pocatello to attend sessions at seven different temples in Utah in three days. Ever since, the highlight of any vacation for me is the opportunity to attend a temple, especially a temple I have not visited before.
After serving a two-year mission in Puerto Rico, I transferred my college credits from Idaho State University to Brigham Young University. This website began as a computer project for one of my first classes there, and I have maintained it ever since. I graduated from BYU with a bachelor's degree in computer science and went on to receive a master's degree in business information systems from Utah State University. Following my education, I returned to Pocatello where I am employed as a website administrator.
On April 2, 2017, six days before my birthday, President Thomas S. Monson announced the construction of the Pocatello Idaho Temple, which would be built next to the meetinghouse where I attend church. I fell to my knees in gratitude to the Lord for the realization of such a cherished blessing and for answering years of prayers. Just a year and a half later, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans for the San Juan Puerto Rico Temple, a blessing for the people I came to dearly love during my mission service.
It is my sincerest desire to serve the Lord, Jesus Christ, and to share the spirit of the temple—Holiness to the Lord—to all who come to this website. Please enjoy your visit!