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Hi I'm Miles

I grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Indiana 20 years ago to train as a physician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Having grown up in Wisconsin, I moved to Indiana with my wife in 1991 to pursue training in family medicine. I enjoyed family medicine for 10 years but changed my focus to dermatology in the last 10 years. During these past 20 years, we have adopted three wonderful children and live happily despite life's ups and downs. We enjoy playing and listening to music, reading all types of literature, and engaging in outdoor family activities, especially visiting Lake Michigan's dunes in every season.

Why I am a Mormon

When folks ask me if I am a convert to Christ and to the Mormon Church, I say, "YES, definitely!" Each of us go through a questioning period of our lives--who is God, what does God want of me, How can I be truly happy despite my current and past trials? I went through that in my teens, and I came through relatively unscathed, as my heart had been touched by the Holy Spirit when I sought guidance from my Heavenly Father. Overall, I was convinced of His love for me and my ability to overcome obstacles because He had prepared a way for me. I then served a Mormon mission in Los Angeles, and found people's lives touched and made better by the gospel I taught, as they, too, were converted by the Holy Spirit and as they applied the principles of the Gospel to their lives. My family has gone through a variety of trials since those days and I have been a receiver of the tender mercies of the Lord in order to get through those trials and find divine answers. Some of those trials continue, and require our faith, our hope, our commitment in and to the Lord to continue--though the way still remains rough. I am grateful for the Knowledge of God's love for me and my fellow inhabitants of the planet. That knowledge gives me hope.

How I live my faith

The need--and commandment--to serve is an integral part of the Gospel as we understand it. I love the assignment that each of us have to focus our attention on four or five families in our congregation, visiting and teaching them monthly, becoming closer friends, and being mindful of their spiritual and temporal welfare needs. I have found great blessings in service, not the least of which is to feel my worries about my life lessen, and among the greatest of which is to experience the love of my fellow humans, "for when you are in service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God." I love my Heavenly Father and my Lord Jesus Christ, and hope to serve them well.