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Hi I'm Rod

I am a father, grandfather, engineer, pilot, Bishop and most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and am the father of two wonderful girls, and the proud grandfather of five. I work as a mechanical engineer in electric generating plants throughout the United States to which I frequently fly myself as a licensed pilot. I currently serve as Bishop of the Muskego Lakes Ward in southeastern Wisconsin and thoroughly enjoy working with the wonderful members as well as the missionaries. My hobbies include fishing, flying, and trying to train our cocker spaniel whenever time and his patience permit. 

Why I am a Mormon

 While on a business trip my wife called and asked if I would support her decision to become baptized. I agreed with the condition that no one would make an effort to "convert" me. For twenty seven years my wishes were respected. I never considered the church a threat and attended many weekly social events and an occasional Sunday service when my daughters were participating. When the Chicago and Nauvoo Temple open houses were conducted, I attended. Slowly I became aware of the goodness of the members and their clear comfort in the knowledge that the true church of Jesus Christ had been restored on this earth and that a living Prophet is amongst us. One day I recognized clearly that I had more good friends within the church than without. Friends who I respected for their dedication to family and church. I desired to learn more and on January 2003, surrounded by friends near and distant, I entered the water of baptism and have never looked back. My testimony grew as I learned the scriptures and put into practice those things that are outlined therein. I see the compassion displayed by the members to others in need regardless of their faith. I feel the promptings of the spirit whenever troubled. And I hold a special comfort in the knowledge that I can be in the presence of my family for all eternity. I not only am pleased to be a Mormon, I am proud to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

 As a Bishop, I am constantly in the presence of many faithful and dedicated members of the church. I see the presence of the Lord's hand in decisions that I am called upon to make. I hear testimonies of those who have experienced His guidance and support. I endeavor to do what is right and correct regardless of the consequence. I have experienced many professional challenges in my life and, in retrospect they have been satisfactorily resolved in a manner that could not have been exclusive to me. I know that the Lord provides us a compass to follow in our lives, it is my job to be worthy and willing to hear and follow those directions.