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Hi I'm Robert

I'm a Canadian who grew up in the Arctic. I'm also a Jeopardy! champion. I'm dad of 6 great children. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a geek. I've worked a lot with computers, and now I'm becoming an actuary, working with statistics in the health insurance field. I have six great children and an amazing wife. One of my children has autism, but she's still brilliant and beautiful and wonderful! And through learning about her, I learned about myself, and found that I probably have Asperger's Syndrome, too. I grew up in Northern Canada, but now I live in Arizona. I started riding motorcycle a few years ago when I was living in southern California, and I love it! I love to play trombone and many other musical instruments when I can, and at church I sing bass in our choir and have often served as organist, pianist, chorister, and choir director. I refereed ice hockey for many years, and it's my favourite sport. I'm also a five-time Jeopardy champion!

Why I am a Mormon

Even as a child, in a family that wasn't very religious, I wondered "what does it all mean?" I looked at the universe, the stars, the galaxies, the solar system, the Earth, and marvelled at their beauty and order. I felt there had to be something behind it. But too often, when others tried to tell me about how they saw God, it didn't seem "right"; it didn't make sense. When I heard about the restored gospel from missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, something clicked. It made sense. It fit. That doesn't mean I haven't struggled. I have Asperger's Syndrome, and I find I have great difficulty with my emotions, with spiritual thoughts, and with really knowing what it means to turn my life over to Christ. But I know that as I struggle with these issues, I have become a much better person than I would be otherwise. And I trust that I will someday learn to really feel the love of God and the peace and joy that comes from being on the Lord's side.

How I live my faith

Music is my greatest joy. So I'm very happy to sing, play, conduct, or whatever when it comes to musical opportunities in church.