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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Mesa, AZ and have a wonderful growing family. I am a practicing orthopedic surgeon and love sports.

About Me

I grew up in Mesa, AZ as the oldest of 5 children. I love sports and played just about every sport there is gwoing up. I was fortunate to have parents that coerced me into learning the piano and now enjoy playing every chance I get. I graduated from Mountain View High School, and served a Mormon mission in Italy. I love Italy and my mission was one of the greatest experiences of my life. After my mission I attended Arizona State University and then it was on to medical school in Texas. After completing an orthopedic surgery residency, I trained in sports orthopedics in San Diego, CA working with the team doctors from the San Diego Padres and San Diego State. I now practice in Chandler, AZ and love my job. I am currently the team doctor for Mesa Community College and Perry High School and am having a blast My greatest joy however is my family. I have a beautiful wife and 5 wonderful children. I can't wait to get home from work every day to be with them. To watch my children grow and develop has been one greatest things I have ever experienced. Whether I am watching them play soccer, or going to dance or piano recitals, there isn't much that can beat it. When I have a free moment, you can generally find me either playing, watching or coaching some kind of sport. I love football, basketball and now soccer. I enjoy watching ASU athletics any chance I get.

Why I am a Mormon

Serving in my church has been a lifesaver for me. I don't know what I would do without the opportunity to learn, grow and serve with others as I do my best to follow the example of our Savior, Jesus Christ. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have found a familiar spirit that tells me that I have a loving Heavenly Father who cares and is concerned for me as an individual. The doctrines of my church have helped answer my heartfelt questions about who I am and what this life is really all about. I have found that when I follow the teachings and practices of the the Mormon religion I feel closer to my Heavenly Father. I have a greater desire to follow the example of Jesus Christ and find myself striving to be a better husband and father. This is a church of love. We are certainly not perfect but when I am with the other members of my church I feel that I among friends. We are truly brothers and sisters in the gospel and I am so grateful for the support I receive. I have received a witness that Heavenly Father approves of what I am a part of. That here in this church exists all the power and authority needed to save men and women. I know that Heavenly Father again speaks to us through a living prophet, and that if I listen to his counsel and obey the commandments I will have the opportunity to return and live with my Heavenly Father again with my family and that is a great comfort to me.

How I live my faith

As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints we each have the opportunity to serve one another. There is no paid clergy so all have opportunity to give and receive instruction. I am currently serving in the Bishopbric. A Bishopbric is made up and indivual member of the congregation and two counselors who serve with him. I am currently one of those counselors. As members of the bishopbric we oversee the learning, and instruction of our members and ensure the proper admistration of all ordinances and church programs. We strive to make sure that each member is cared for and has the opportunity to grow and develop in the gospel. I love my calling and am so grateful for the opportunity I have to serve others. One of the best parts of my calling is the opportunity to work with the youth. I love to watch them grow and develop. Just yesterday our youth spent 3 hours cleaning up and restoring a local park as part of our yearly youth conference. They are truly and amazing. Our congregation is currently planning a large scale service project in our community. We have been instructed by the leaders of our church to commit to a day of service in our individual congregations. We have elected to help paint homes and perform maintainence work in a local development which is designed to assist struggling families get back on their feet. We are pretty excited about the opportunity and recognize how very blessed we are. One of the greatest things we get to do in our church is to look after one another. Each adult member and even some of the youth are assigned to look after one or more families in the congregation. We visit each other in our homes at least once a month to ensure all is well and to render assistance where possible. I know that active participation in my church has made me a much better individual. I look forward to each new opportunity for growth and service.