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Hi I'm Jordan.

I'm a surgeon, a father, and a musician. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of four, a husband, and a microsurgeon. I have focused my career in vitreoretinal surgery, which is a field of microsurgery dedicated to treatments for diseases that affect the back of the eye. My work is very satisfying to me. Indeed, throughout my years of study and practice in medicine and surgery, I find my faith only strengthened by the certainty that there is a Divine Creator that designed this amazing and intricate body of ours. In my spare time, I enjoy music performance. In college, I earned a minor in music and sang with the Brigham Young University Men's Chorus. Today, I sing tenor for community or Church performances. I have also learned to play a little guitar so I can sing in the evenings with my family or take my music on campouts. While I do find great satisfaction helping others through surgery and I certainly enjoy music, I find my greatest joy in my family and my faith.

Why I am a Mormon

My faith in the Savior Jesus Christ is the primary foundation of my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I believe that the risen Lord taught and preached to those in and around Jerusalem, as we read in the Bible. I also believe that He visited and taught His "other sheep" that were not of that fold (John 10:16) and that the glorious record of that visit is recorded in The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I've lived and served among the sweet people of South and Central America both as a missionary and later with medical service missions. I have learned of the many versions of an almost universal tradition that has been passed down over centuries: that a wonderful, bearded, white God descended from Heaven, visited and taught their ancestors, and promised one day to return. Knowing that the Book of Mormon is that scriptural account, translated centuries later by a prophet of God from ancient writings is one of the keys of my faith in the Church. A focus on the family and wholesome living is another reason I embrace the teachings of the Church. I find such joy and lasting happiness in my family relationships, both within the family in which I grew up and in the young family of my own that my wife and I enjoy now. The Church supports the principles and morals that we feel are important to our children.

How I live my faith

Every day, I strive to be the best person that I can be. I know that the Lord expects much of me and I feel that I have much to contribute. I hope that I can be an instrument in His hands to do much good in this world: in surgery, in the community, and in my own home. To live the principle "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, ye are only in the service of your God” (Mosiah 2:17) is my goal. Though I fall short and am imperfect, I do try. Perhaps every man who strives to live his faith feels as I do; that I am a better man because of my faith than I would be without that inspiration in my life.