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Hi I'm Randy

I'm a Colonel, Air Force pilot, Developmental Pediatrician, husband, and father of 2 beautiful daughters. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married 24 years and am the father of two daughters, age 12 and 14. I have been an officer in the United States Air Force for 30 years, first serving as an E-3 AWACS pilot and subsequently as a physician and pediatric developmental disabilities specialist. I am currently serving as a Director of Graduate Medical Education at a large training hospital.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and am grateful for all He has done for me, my loved ones, and in fact, the entire human family. The "fullness" of the doctrine taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints brings a calming peace to my soul. The doctrines of the Restored Gospel bring a spiritual and intellectual unity to my life like nothing else. Within it, I find peace in the moment, hope in the future, strength when faced with adversity, faith to keep going, unity in my home, direction and goals for my life, a source of wisdom, knowledge, and power when needed, personal growth, and opportunities to fellowship and serve others. In short, the gospel of Jesus Christ helps me find joy in this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by first acknowledging Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and giving Heavenly Father heartfelt gratitude for the numerous and profound blessings in my life, the greatest of which, of course, is the Infinite Atonement wrought by his Son. Through daily personal prayer and study of the scriptures, I seek His will for our family. I recognize that truly loving God and showing gratitude means loving and serving others. Over the years, I have been given the privilege of serving in many church-related callings filling roles from "serving the one" as a "home-teacher" to "serving the group" as the leader of a congregation (Bishop). I view my service as a physician in caring for the children of active duty military families and retirees, especially those with physical disabilities and developmental differences, as a natural extension of my faith in service to God, country, and fellowman. Finally, the expression of my faith finds fulfillment in the application of gospel principles in everyday life, but most importantly within the walls of our home. I am blessed with a wonderful wife who joins with me in the creation of loving and inviting home, a place "set apart" from the world where our children can grow up under the nurturing influence of the Holy Ghost.