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Hi I'm Robert

I am a physician at a large academic medical center and a professor at a Medical School. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married. My wife and I have 6 children. We have been married for over 31 years. I am a physician, a radiation oncologist. I am the chair of the department of radiation oncology at the academic medical center where I work. I am also a professor of radiation oncology at a medical school. I enjoy listening to all types of music. I enjoy working in my yard, especially planting and pruning schrubs, bushes and trees.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon several times and I have gained a testimony that it is the word of God revealed through ancient prophets. I feel good when I read the Book of Mormon. I believe that these good feelings come from God. In the Book of Mormon, and in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, I have found the answers to my questions about the purpose and meaning of life. Because of my testimony of the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ, I have come to accept that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God who restored the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the Church of Jesus Christ after hundreds of years of apostasy. I have remained a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of all of the good people in the Church who are trying to do the best that they can to live the Gospel and love and serve other people. I have remained a member of the Church because of the spiritual experiences that I have had going to Church each week and serving in the Church. The Gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the Mormons has filled me with hope during my darkest hours of adversity. Of all the instituitions, groups, and societies that I have joined and to which I belong, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is by far the best. The priesthood leadership has never let me down. I love my wife and my children and grand children. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has shown me how we can all stay together in love and peace forever as a family. This is my greatest hope and dream. I have a testimony that the atonement of Jesus Christ has saved us from death and sin. Salvation from death is a free gift to all of God's children and comes through the atonement of Christ and through His resurrection. We will all be resurrected and live forever. Salvation from sin comes to the repentant sinner through the mercy of Christ's atonement by having faith in Christ, repenting of our sins, the ordinances of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring in faith throughout our lives, repenting along the way as necessary, and loving and serving others--loving God and our neighbor including the stranger and our enemies. 

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in the Church as a "Stake President." My responsibility is to oversee the priesthood leadership of 12 congregations located in 3 states. I travel a lot to visit the members of the Church and to minister to their needs. There are over 3100 people in our stake. I have two faithful men who are my counselors and who assist me with the work. I could not possibly do all that needs to be done without their wonderful help. They are good men with loving and supportive wives and children. One is an engineer and the other is a physician. I enjoy participating in Humanitarian aid projects. In my profession, I strive to treat everyone I meet and work with as a child of God, with dignity and respect.