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Hi I'm Sean

I'm raising 4 kids and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband and a father of 4 young children. I have been married to a wonderfully kind and talented woman for over 14 years. I enjoy playing guitar, mountain biking, fishing, camping, and am somewhat of a history buff. My favorite hobby is traveling with my family and experiencing new cultures, ideas and ways of doing things. I work as an emergency physician at a local hospital. I went to medical school in Wisconsin and residency at Penn State. As my kids get older I plan on participating in international medical missions.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS family, the 2nd of 8 kids. While my parents introduced me to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have had to gain a testimony for myself, just like anyone else. For me this was and continues to be a process. I gain little testamonies of different facets of the gospel as I strive to live them, like a strand of Christmas lights going on one light at a time. Over time my knowledge of the gospel and the goodness that comes from it has grown. In my job I see a lot of people who have questions and concerns - and not just with their health. People are concerned with weighty issues like the purpose of life, why bad things happen to good people, how to cope with the challenges that they face. While I don't pretend to have answers to everything, I have found enough answers to have a measure of peace in my own life and the faith that there are reasons for everything. Most importantly, I have come to know that I have a Father in Heaven who knows me, loves me, and has a plan for me.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in my interactions with others - especially those in my family. I try to be a little bit kinder, a little bit more patient, a little bit more understanding of others. I'm not perfect at this (ask my wife), but I know we are happier at home because of my efforts. In the LDS church everyone gets to participate in some way. I have worked with all kinds of people, from toddlers to parents. Many times I have been asked to do something that I would not have chosen for myself. In every case I have learned something new, grown in a way I didn't anticipate, and become a better, more confident, and happier person.