Portland Service Missionaries

Jerry & Judy Rump

Tigard, OR

Jerry and Judy Rump live in Tigard, Oregon, just outside of Portland. They have lived in the same house for 35+ years and raised their children in the same house, same ward but three different stakes. They met in Moses Lake Washington where Judy was attending high school. Jerry was enlisted in the Air Force and stationed there at the air base. Jerry was not a member of the church at the time, and it took him a long time to be converted.

After marrying and being stationed in North Africa for the first year and a half of their married lives and having their first child born there, they lived in several states throughout the United States, because of transfers/promotions with the Insurance Company that Jerry worked for. They have four children, and 15 grandchildren.

Jerry finally joined the church 10 years after they were married on the same day as their oldest little girl. When he gets into something, he puts his whole self into it. His testimony of the Church is wonderful. They were sealed in the Manti temple with their 4 children one year or so after his baptism.

Jerry has been semi-retired since 1999, when their second daughter was struggling with cancer. Since then, he has worked as a consultant for the insurance company he worked for and then as a National Recruiter for the insurance company his son works for since 2011. He enjoys sports, especially football and basketball and is an avid exerciser. He has served in many church callings: varsity scouts, bishop’s counselor, Bishop, Stake Mission President, Regional welfare specialist, temple coordinator, volunteer temple coordinator and ordinance worker.

Judy’s love is being a homemaker. She loves sewing, quilting, any kind of handiwork and crafts, cooking, reading and grandchildren. One of her loves is floral arranging, and she has been a wedding consultant and floral arranger for several years doing LDS weddings with two friends. Her favorite church calling was teaching 17 year olds in Sunday school. It was the first time to teach teenage boys, loved it. She was a counselor and teacher and president in Primary, and counselor, teacher in Young Women’s, and counselor and President in Relief Society. She has served at least seven times on the Relief Society Committee. Should have that one down! And she loves serving in the Temple as an ordinance worker.

They are excited about this new challenge and look forward to making new friends and learning many new and interesting things while serving the Lord.