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Hi I'm David Tate

I am a medical imaging researcher. I am a father and husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in rural Mississippi where I spent my summers working for my father in the cotton fields. In my spare time, I played sports and though I was never really all that good, I continue to try and play when ever I can. I am married to a very kind and wonderful wife whom I have know since she was 8 years old. We are the parents of six children which as you could imagine keeps us pretty busy. Our house is never a dull place, nor a quiet place, but we love being parents. My education in neuropsychology has taken me places I never could have imagined, like working at Brown University and Harvard Medical Schools as researcher traveling to far away places like India. I currently work as a civilian contractor with the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Centers studying the effects of traumatic brain injury on active and veteran service personnel returning from conflicts around the globe. I love the work that I do and have come to appreciate the miracle of our bodies even more through my work.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church before I was born and I learned a lot about the church in the home. However, my parents were pretty adamant about us finding our own testimony of the church and encouraged us to read and study as well as ask questions (especially through prayer). It is through my own personal reading, study, and prayer that I have come to know that the gospel is for me. The older I get, I also recognize the many positive influences that living the gospel has had on my life. Combined these experiences really help me know that I am in the right place.

How I live my faith

I am currently the Young Men's President in our local congregation where I assist the Bishop in working with the young men ages 12 to 18. I teach them on Sunday's, am involved in their Scouting activities, play ball with them, and mentor them in their Priesthood responsibilities at Church. I really enjoy working with the youth and appreciate the organization of the church which gives me these types of opportunities and personal responsibility.