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Hi I'm Bill

I'm from Chicago and now live in Atlanta. I am a PhD chemist, CEO of a biotech company, father and grandfather. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have spent my life in school, working, helping to raise our family, and doing volunteer work in our church and community. As an empty nester now I am taking up hobbies I never had time for in the past. I wood carve, make decorative wooden objects, oil paint, and love photography. I spent a lot of time creating businesses, and now enjoy directing that creativity to making things of beauty.

Why I am a Mormon

At 13 my best friend invited me to attend a dance at the church so I could meet this cute girl. That was almost 55 years ago. That cute girl is now my wife of more than 45 years. At 13 my family went to church on special occasions, but weren't deeply religious. The first Sunday I attended church I went for social reasons, but I was struck by the feelings I felt. I know now that those feelings were coming from the Holy Ghost. Just before I turned 15 I was baptized with my sister. Our parents didn't join the church. As I turned 19 went of as missionary to Japan. During my mission my testimony grew, and has defined me throughout my life. Who I am is largely a reflection of my testimony and experiences in the church. That testimony of Christ inspired me to pursue my education through my PhD, to marry my wife, the joy of my life, and to try to live my live as an example to my wife, our five children, 12 grandchildren and those I have interfaced with though out my adult life. I realize I am a son of our Father in Heaven and I desire to live with him in the heavens with my family. I am gratefully for understanding that I can live with those I love on this earth with our Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon defines you. Yes I may be a son, father, grandfather, CEO, hospital board member, but who I am is really driven by my relationship with my Heavenly Father and his Son, Jesus Christ. Since joining the church at 14 I have had callings to serve. I have taught youth, adults, I have been a leader in the church overseeing multiple congregations. Today I teach Sunday School to adults. This service has required me to be read the scriptures almost daily. I find the scriptures to be my friend. They speak to my heart, and from them I have been able to draw upon their messages to lift me, my family and those I serve. Each month I have the opportunity to going into the homes of three or four families in our congregation to teach them, and try to assist them in reaching their goals and those of their family. While the specific families have changed over the 52 years since I joined the church, this has been a blessing in my life. I've learned to love these families, I presided and spoke at their funerals, I have been at their children's weddings, and important other moments in their lives. I've watch boxing matches, ball games, and ballet recitals of their children. While this came as an assignment, I quickly have come to feel a love for individuals and their families. I have had the opportunity to minister and show the love for our brothers as the Savior so clearly taught. While I was serving, my life was being blessed. Interestingly, every month two brothers have come to our home every month. We then were the benefactors of service of others who came to love our family.

Are Mormons Christians?

Christ is at core of our beliefs. Even the church bears his name. Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and through his atoning sacrifice the way has been opened for us to return to live with our Father in Heaven and his son. That promised opportunity is a source of hope and joy, and to a large extend becomes the driving force in our lives. Show more Show less