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Hi I'm Robin

I'm a father, a husband, a nature enthusiast, a scientist, a pediatric kidney specialist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There are a lot of things that define who a person is. Some things more than others. I was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada to two fantastic parents who taught me well and they are certainly two of the greatest influences in my life. While I was growing up, my father was not a member of the Church so I knew that I had an important task to take on-the truthfulness of the Gospel was something that I had to find for myself. I served a two year mission in the California Santa Rosa Mission. What a great time in life! To truly focus on serving the Lord for two years taught me of the good that we can each do in the world that we live in and the wonderous blessings the Lord has in store for us. I love that I am encouraged by my church leaders to study things myself-whether it is of a spiritual nature or of the world we live in. Perhaps I took this too much to heart and stayed in university much longer than I should have- 4 universities, a Bachelors degree, a PhD, a MD, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Certification as a pediatric kidney specialist later, I finally have a real job! It's a great job where I can make a difference, everyday, to those in my community. I'm a husband to an incredible (long-suffering) woman who is an inspiration to me. I have four fantastic boys that help me see why God cares so much about each of us, His children. I enjoy hockey, camping, kayaking, and hiking-actually anything that gets me outdoors is fair game.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I cannot deny the influence of God in my life. Whether as 14-year old boy kneeling in prayer to find out about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and receiving confirmation from the Spirit or seeing how the gospel changed lives while serving as a missionary. These experiences have led me to the knowledge that He loves me as his son and wants us all to return to him. The plan of salvation that is taught by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is just that, our Father's plan for his children to return to him.

How I live my faith

Living on this planet is about being a part of a community, actually many communities. Family, neighbourhood, church--they are all overlapping communities. My faith impacts how I go about things everyday. Serving others is central to how I feel a Christian should live their faith. Whether at home, work or at church I look for ways to serve others. It can be simple like holding a door open or helping someone who looks like they are trying to find their way. At church, we all play a role in making our congregations work. I have the opportunity to serve as a counsellor in our Stake Presidency. This means I have the opportunity to minister to many members of congregations throughout northern Saskatchewan.