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Hi I'm Wayne

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife of 43 years and together we have 7 children and 19 grandchildren. My 38 year career has been making vaccines for animals of economic importance and companion animals. My work experience includes research and development, manufacturing, process development, technical transfer, regulatory affairs, and general site management. I enjoy building scaled minature barns in my spare time. I have been blessed with opportunities to travel to many parts of the world experiencing other cultures and meeting people of various backgrounds.

Why I am a Mormon

My scientific background has prepared me to to examine both sides of issues. The gospel has provided answers to virtually every question concerning who we are, why we are on the earth and most importantly what is in store for all of us after we pass on. My family is the most important part of my life. At the end of our mortal lives it will not matter how wealthy or famous we are or what we have accumulated while here. The gospel teaches us that we can have our families with us for eternity. The scriptures support this, our teachings support this. Finally,the most important principle of the gospel is that it is up to each of us to find out through study and prayer that the gospel is true and that Jesus Christ atoned for our sins and provided the path for us to live with Father in Heaven again.

How I live my faith

Our Church has a lay ministry and leadership. This allows all members to participate at many levels, be it teaching youngsters to adults, leading groups or even congregations. My wife and I love to work in the Temple where faithful members prepare themselves and their families to live with Heavenly Father for eternity. I visit two-three families each month to help where I can and to help the head of the household teach his or her family the gospel. I also assist in the leadership of one of the men's groups. Attending meetings each Sunday and partaking of the Sacrament helps me to understand the gospel and to "charge my batteries" for the week.