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Hi I'm Roger.

I grew up in Alberta, Canada and have lived and travelled in many other equally amazing places. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I enjoy our nine children, their husbands and wives and our (soon to be) 17 grand-children. We look forward to those who will yet join our family through marriage and as babies. We love the outdoors and beauties of nature. We love to travel, to hike, to sail, to read, to visit and share with friends and family, and to enjoy quiet time together. We marvel at the technologies of our age and enjoy using them. I have been blessed to live and travel in several areas of the world. Most of my life has been spent in western Canada, Ontario and the western USA. I served a 30 month mission for the Church in central, south, and eastern France and the French-speaking parts of Switzerland. I have had the opportunity to study with some of the great minds of our age at universities in both Canada and the USA, and have learned that knowledge is important, but its wise application is even more so. My graduate degrees have given me opportunities to learn and to lead. My career as a healthcare executive has taken me to most states, all of Canada's provinces, and to Europe, and has given me opportunities in all things to lead, serve, support and teach. We have lived in large and small cities, and in both rural and remote towns from Canada's north, to the Rocky Mountains and the rugged northern coast of BC and the vast reaches of Ontario's Canadian Shield. My "bucket list" is short, because I have lived most of it already, and I am still living it now.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ provides us with a profound understanding of the purpose and opportunities of this life. It gives us hope and appreciation, and constantly inspires us to seek the best from life, find the best in others, and strive to be the best we can be. The answers it provides add to those things we have learned to be true and abiding in all other aspects of our life. We find confirmation time and again. This has allowed our faith to build to belief, belief to move to knowledge, and knowledge to power, testimony and action. It is the church originally established by our Savior, Jesus Christ, as the only means by which the work of exaltation in His Heavenly Kingdom can be accomplished. It is this same Church, restored under His Holy hands, that is organized and operates by revelation and prophecy with full Priesthood authority today. Joseph Smith was called by God himself as the prophet of this restoration, and in turn others have been given that same calling to serve as prophets, seers and revelators. Their leadership and inspiration is a modern miracle. I am so grateful for the blessings of the atoning sacrifice of the Savior - for the opportunity to learn from and move beyond those mistakes I make, for the important experience they provide, and for the power of repentance and the access it brings to the Savior's atoning sacrifice. I am humbly grateful for the potential of an exalted eternal life with God, and recognize that is only possible through His redeeming sacrifice. I truly believe that the power of family-based experiences prepares us for that time, and through temple ordinances and faithful observance of His laws, that we can live forever in those precious relationships of husband and wife, parents and children, and extended family. These same blessings can be yours!

How I live my faith

My parents and extended family were, and continue to be, members of the Mormon Church. This gave me many opportunities throughout the early years of my life to observe and emulate good examples, and to gain invaluable insights into life's purposes gleaned from the doctrines, practices and workings of the Church and it's adherents. During my high school and initial university years, many challenges raised by others tested my growing testimony and added strength to my belief. The many experiences that have come in adulthood and maturity, have reinforced my acceptance and understanding of it's value and truthfulness. It has brought me great joy, enduring happiness and a profound inner peace. I love my wife, my family, my associations in the Church, and those whom I have been blessed to meet. I do love my Savior, and I feel His love and compassion for me, and for my family. There have been many trials and tribulations over the years, but the constant comfort and clear sense of direction that the gospel provides has allowed me to stand on solid ground in this life with abundant hope for great blessings in the future, as now. My family life, my professional life, my personal interests and how I pursue them are all based on these same principles.