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Hi I'm Tyce

I'm a father of four, the husband of an amazing woman, and training to be a physician-scientist.

About Me

I grew up in a small town of 800 up in the mountains of Northern Utah. After spending a summer term studying in Israel and a semester at college, I served a 2-year mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil. When I got back, I saw a girl in one of my college classes. She stood out from the rest and I felt that I had to get to know her. A wedding, a move to Wisconsin, and four children later, we're partway through my MD/PhD training. I'm studying to become a cancer doc who also does laboratory-based research. I love to wrestle with my kids, read classic literature with my wife, play Euro-style board games with my friends, experiment in the lab with white blood cells and antibodies, and experiment in the kitchen with seasonings from a neighborhood spice shop. I mountain bike, play soccer, and rock-climb. After seeing old neighborhoods in Milwaukee, I tell people that I’d be an architect if I couldn’t be a doctor.

Why I am a Mormon

Simply, I believe that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that he directs this church. Because of Jesus Christ I can become a better person during this life and return to my Father in Heaven after. I grew up in an LDS household and have always believed this, although sacred experiences thoughout my life have confirmed these truths to me. Through sacred ordinances available in LDS Temples families can be sealed together for Eternity. I believed this as a youth; I know it as a husband and father. A few years ago, I watched as my previously prodigal cousin was sealed to his wife and young adopted sons. Immediately afterwards, one of the young boys ran to his teary-eyed grandpa and hugged him tightly. The Holy Spirit told my soul that this boy was now sealed to his father who was sealed to his grandpa and that together, they could not be separated by death, but were joined together as a family for Eternity.

How I live my faith

Since I work at a large medical complex, I’ve been asked at times to minister to church members from other areas who are there as patients. Two experiences stand out: a man who lost some fingers to a lawnmower and was lying on an ER bed with grass clippings falling of his legs and onto the linen, and a toddler who had just undergone open-heart surgery and was surrounded by tubes, machines, and medical personnel and whose heart we could see beating under a transparent dressing as we laid our hands on his head to bless him in the name of Jesus Christ. I have served in various positions: as a cub-scout leader for 10 year-old boys, as a clerk in charge of maintaining the financial and membership records for our congregation. Currently, I am president of an organization of men. The organization includes all men ages 19 to about 40. I organize them to make monthly visits to the families in our congregation and meet with them individually and with their families to counsel and encourage them in the duties as a husband, father, and follower of Christ. At home, I teach my children about Jesus Christ. We pray together as family several times daily and read together from the scriptures every night. My oldest son, though still young, is my companion as we help our friends and neighbors. After a small snowfall, my son urged a neighbor and me to shovel the other walks and driveways on our street. When we finished and were heading inside, my son said “Dad, I feel good. Don’t you feel good when you serve others?” I thought to myself, “He gets it.”