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Hi I'm Mike

I deliver babies, climb mountains and ski across the Sierras in the winter. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am an OB/GYN physician, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a Mormon bishop, and an outdoors enthusiast. I am currently attempting to climb all of Californias 14ers California has 15 mountains over 14,000 fet tall. My wife thinks I'm nuts, but my son, who climbs and hikes with me, doesn't. think I'm nuts. I also love back country skiing, backpacking, fly fishing, and cycling to work 16 miles each way. I love my job. What could be better than delivering babies? As a bishop in the church, I have received much joy in serving others.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was raised by great parents who lived the gospel of Jesus Christ everyday. They showed me, firsthand, the happines that comes from following Jesus Christ. I have found in my own life, that when I follow Him, I am happy. I have received answers to prayers that have strengthened my faith. The Lord, through his prophets, give us guidance that helps to strengthen my family. Following the teachings of the Lord makes me a better father, a better doctor, a better husband, and a better and happier person. I've seen the gospel do the same for many others. It is a great way of life.

How I live my faith

In the Mormon chruch everyone has a responsibility. I was a scoutmaster for 13 years. This was a great opportunity to share my faith in God and my love of the outdoors with young people. Scout camp, backpack trips in Yosemite, white water rafting, fly fishing, snow camping, igloo building, climbing Mt Darwin, night cross country ski trips where the hut was reached at 200 am...I had the reputation of being a bit crazy, but everyone came back alive and often with "prayer" experiences to share. Prayer gets quite meaningful at 200 am, in the snow, when your not sure exactly where the ski hut is. I was recently released after serving 5+ years as the Bishop. The leader of a local Mormon congregation. This has given me many opportunites to serve. I've married people, buried people, visited people in jail and counseled with people as they have dealt with difficult problems, blessed people and felt guided by the Lord to say and do things that were inspired. It took a lot of time, but I grew spiritually from this opportunity to serve. That is the beauty of His church. With no paid clergy, it requires service from all members which causes much spiritual growth. I need that.