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Hi I'm Dan Hermansen

I'm studying to be a physician's assistant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of three brothers and the son of two loving parents. Creativity and education have always been cultivated in our house since I was a child. I am graduating with my bachelors in biology with a minor in illustration from Southern Utah University. It is my goal to then graduate from PA school and progress towards a successful and satisfying career assisting those in need of medical help. I love to travel and have many friends around the world that have touched my life in incredible ways. As I continue in my pursuit of higher education and a career I hope to find opportunity to travel in order to share my talents with those who are without access to other medical care. Art is my passion. I love pen and ink illustration and am seeking a greater proficiency in sculpture. I have always felt at home in the mountains. I love to hike and go canyoneering. There are few experiences more reverent and rewarding than achieving the summit of a hard fought mountain. I am very active and engage in many sports including soccer, rugby, football, racquetball, swimming, and many others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because of loving parents who have raised me with an appreciation and love for the church and the importance of family. My ancestral lines extend into church history on both sides, however I attribute my love of the gospel to my parents who always provided me with diligent examples of faith and love. I was blessed with the opportunity to serve a full-time mission for the LDS church in 2005 to the Rome, Italy mission; an experience which my father shared 26 years before me. While on my mission I gained greater knowledge of my own religion as well as those of the beautiful people I was serving. I am a mormon because I want to be sealed for eternity to that same family which raised me and taught me the eternal truths of the gospel. The eternal and everlasting atonement of our savior Jesus Christ has a central role in my life and guides my every step. For without Him I am nothing, but with Him in my life I can achieve all my righteous desires within this mortal probation and beyond into an eternal and exalted state.

How I live my faith

Within my church I have the opportunity to serve in many capacities. I am currently the teacher of the temple preparation class for those who are preparing to serve missions or be sealed in eternal marriage within the house of God. I have also been the activities planner for my church and for the institute of religion in Cedar City, Utah. My commitment to my faith is shown in my daily efforts to better myself and the lives of those with whom I associate. I strive to be a constant example of our savior through my speech and actions. While I seek after this goal I know of my personal weaknesses as well and have learned the beauty of applying the atonement of Christ in my life through repentance. I love to attend the temple and participate in the sacred work performed therein. There is no greater work than that of the edification of the family through the covenants made within the holy walls of the temple and the teachings shared within the home.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Dan Hermansen
Our families provide us the foundation of our values in this life. With a foundation of faith and love, based in the strength of family and quality time, we can press forward with confidence in our lives with the knowledge of who we are, what we stand for, and that we have a loving family who supports us and a father in Heaven who is constantly watching over us. While not all of us have been so fortunate as to have a household that has cultivated these qualities, we can choose to make our homes and families stronger by creating an atmosphere of love and faith. Our homes will become temples, refuges against the storms of life, as we strive to extend our testimonies to those who are seeking for respite. The family is ordained of God. He will strengthen that bond to inseparability as we covenant to Him that we will sacrifice our will into His hands. Show more Show less