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Hi I'm Chad

I serve as an army officer. My profession is dermatology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 11 years. I am currently the proud father of five children. Their ages range from 8 years old to 5 months old. I have been an Officer in the United States Army for the past 10 years. The Army gave me a scholarship for medical school and then trained me to be a dermatologist. I recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan. I served in Afghanistan as a battalion surgeon with an infantry unit. I was stationed on a remote outpost on the border with Pakistan. I dealt first hand with the many hardships, conflicts, and injuries caused by war. I also witnessed the strength and endurance of some of the good people of Afghanistan.

Why I am a Mormon

There have been many moments in my life of divine epiphany. These were times when I realized that a Heavenly Father exists, knows me, and loves me. I have felt the peace He gives through His Spirit when my best friend died at an early age in high school of cancer. I have seen His hand protect me and my family as the ravages of war raged around me and distance separated me from my loved ones. I have felt the cleansing power of His Son's atonement during troubled times. I have accepted His Son, Jesus Christ, as my Savior and Redeemer. I continue to be a member of His church because the teachings give me a sound explanation of the role of the family in Heavenly Father's plan and an assurance that my family will be together even after death.

How I live my faith

We go to church as a family every Sunday. The kids love to go to their classes. They sing songs, share stories, and learn together with other kids their age about the Savior. My wife works with the teenage girls. She helps them plan fun activities and service projects for the community. About once a month, I get to travel around to some of the different church congregations in this area. Sometimes I am asked to get up in front of the congregation and give a several minute sermon on different church topics. I enjoy studying and preparing the short sermons. I find it helps my own knowledge of the scriptures grow. Occasionally, I am asked to give a sermon in Spanish to the Spanish speaking congregations. Those are always a little more difficult to prepare and give, but it helps me brush up on my Spanish.