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Hi I'm Jan

I am a family physician in a small rural hospital. I 'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I grew up in a large city in California, went to college, medical school and completed my residency in large metropolitan areas, I longed to live in the country. I practiced family medicine in a small rural town with a small critical access hospital until I retired. I was the country doctor. My wife and I have eight children and a bunch of grandchildren who are the joy of our lives. For almost forty years I helped babies come into this world, took care of children's medical problems as they grew up, as they became adults, and then helped the elderly as the end of life approached. My wife and I enjoy music and played big band favorites in a community stage band and helped out in the orchestras of school musicals. As the kids grew up we enjoyed their ball games, recitals, and plays. We continue the same way now with our grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

The vastness and timelessness of the universe is overpowering. The testimony of the prophets and apostles that Jesus Christ is the Son of God gives meaning to it all. The strength of the testimonies of those witnesses has moved me in a way that is hard to describe in words. The conviction that His church and His priesthood have been restored in our day motivates all the directions of my life.

How I live my faith

In addition to my medical work I contribute a certain amount of time to serve in our church. As Mormons we take turns being leaders and teachers in our congregations, we make sure that the needs of our friends and neighbors are considered, and we deem it a pleasure to be generous with our time and means. My greatest joy is in being a father and husband to my wonderful family.