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Hi I'm Roger

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My profession is in the Information Technology field of Healthcare. Or as my family might tell you: I play with computers for a living. I have been doing this for 28 years. I must confess that I like work and the people with whom I work. My fondness for music I attribute first to my parents and second to the British invasion - OK, the Beatles. Perhaps it was inevitable that I would grow some longer hair and pick up a guitar for a while. Today my hair is shorter and I favor my 12 string acoustic when I am ready to unwind. My family and I have been found serenading the homes of friends around the holidays accompanied by a guitar. I love a good laugh and to identify the absurdities of life. And if you find humor in the Red Green Show, we may be related. My favorite past time is spending time with my wife and four children. Family vacations are the best ... usually during and definitely after as we relive them watching home videos.

Why I am a Mormon

While trying to determine which Christian church their young family would attend, my "30 something" parents received two young missionaries into their home. They were impressed not only by these two clean cut young men but also their dedication, at their own expense, to spreading God's word. The second thing that caught their attention was a record book of Christ appearing to his other sheep: The Book of Mormon. As I grew up I began to notice the difference's between many people in the world and how my parents conducted their lives. Over time I came to realize that this difference was the moral compass that was a result of Christ's teachings as found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. At a critical time in my young life I prayed regarding the message found in the Book of Mormon. The reply I received was clear and compelling. This experience, coupled with the general happiness I experienced when I follow the teachings of Christ and His prophets, has sustained a maturing witness that this is His restored gospel.

How I live my faith

My currant assignment in the church is that of a Bishop. A healthcare co-worker once asked me how I rose to the position of a bishop in the Latter Day Saint (LDS) church. He probably thought there was something wrong with me as I tried to suppress my amusement. Of all the bishops I know in the LDS church, none, including my self, aspired to be a bishop. You see a bishop serves a congregation (or ward) of around 300-500 members. He labors to lift and assist those in physical, spiritual, temporal, and financial distress. He performs weddings and funeral services ...for free. He oversees the needs of this spiritual community while raising his own family, working his 8 hour a day job and attending to all the other typical demands of life. The only way this is possible is because of the service of other lay men and women who give of their time and talents. It is a miraculous thing to see. I finally answered my friend, that it was an honor to be deemed worthy and entrusted with such responsibility to help God's children but the tremendous amount of work was rarely aspired for. I am a facilitator and my payment is always in the lives of those who find a better way through Christ....for themselves in this life and the next.