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Hi I'm Roger

I grew up in Virginia & Colorado, but now I'm a Hoosier. I work in biotech for a global company. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I played a trumpet in school when I was young, so I appreciate and enjoy many kinds of music. Science fascinates me and for several years I taught microbiology to medical students; currently I do biochemical technical support. I enjoy history, art and movies (especially at film festivals). The outdoors and natural beauty of the woods, wetlands and wildlife we have here in the midwest intrigue me, but I also love the dry air and mountains of the western US where I grew up. I'm the father of four incredible children who mean the world to me. Life and marriage have been a wonderful adventure that has challenges and taught me in unexpected ways. My life is not always easy, but whose is? I learn a lot by facing and overcoming my trials. I believe this helps me be more understanding of the troubles that others face. For me, divorce was difficult and painful, but I find help and comfort from God and Christ as I strive to improve and be a better me. I find I am happiest when I exert myself to help others.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a Mormon and was taught the gospel of Christ by my parents. For as long as I can remember, I felt confident that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is his true church established again on earth. I'm not sure exactly when I began choosing my own path in life, but I feel it was quite early that I was acting for myself and chose to devote myself to Christ and his church. I appreciate the mortal experience that Christ had when he lived on this earth and the atoning sacrifice he made on my behalf. The power and effect of his atonement is available to all who choose to learn of and follow him. I've found that the principles of the gospel as taught by church leaders sustain me in my life. My understanding of those principles grows and changes each year and I realize that this is a dynamic process that all members of the church experience. Gospel principles provide me with a foundation that I can rely on for guidance as I encounter all the twists and turns that life throws at me. I believe that we are all God's children and that He wants all of us to be happy. I'm certain that He has restored his church on the earth again so we can learn the way to be truly happy from Him and his spirit.

How I live my faith

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have many opportunities to be involved. Years ago I served a 2-year mission for the church and as I worked to share good news from the Lord of his church on the earth, I learned to care about others in a way that I had not felt before. Since my mission, I continue to have chances to serve and work with others. For several years I enjoyed working with the Boy Scout program in the church. I've been able to teach classes and be a home teacher for many great families and individuals who have become good friends. I've worked with local church leaders in various church programs. Also, because I'm involved in the church, I've participated with community groups and projects. I've helped with my children's sports and music groups at their schools. I've taken part in many Boy Scout service projects, and joined a local HAM radio club and enjoyed serving with them. I always have a great feeling when I make an effort to serve others, but invariably I feel more blessed than the folks I was trying to serve.