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Hi I'm Peter.

My favorite job is Dad, but I also moonlight as an emergency physician and amateur astronomer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I completed my undergraduate degree in Chemistry. After which I pursued a medical degree. I trained in Emergency Medicine in the military. After my training I was able to serve as an emergency medicine physician in both the hurricane Katrina releif and also in Afghanistan. After separating from the Army, I've continued to work as an emergency physician and emegency department medical director. My first job is simply dad. I've been blessed with nine children and more importantly a beautiful wife willing to walk through this wild journey with me. We've never regretted not waiting to have kids as they'be been our greatest source of joy. Two of my kids are now in college so the house seems a bit empty again with only seven children, but we're adjusting. Outside of medicine my main interest is in astronomy and study of the universe. I belong to our regional amateur astronomy group and one of my favorite pastimes is taking out the binoculars on a clear night. I am fascinated at the beauty and mystery of space. What amazes me is that even with all our discoveries, we've barely scratched the surface of all there is to know! Considering the size and complexity of our milky way galaxy is beyond my comprehension let alone a sky filled with billions of galaxies. My other interests are carpentry and fitness. Jogging, swimming, raquetball, bicycling and hiking are my current activities.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined this church when I was very young. I had the great blessing of being raised in a home where, despite our weaknesses, we attempted to follow the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. My parents, and the church members, left an imprint on me as I moved through my teenage years. Like anyone else raised from good and loving parents there comes a time when you have to stop living on the borrowed light of those parents or others and decide for yourself what you truly believe. When I took this step for myself, the knowlege and testimony of gospel of Jesus Christ truly awakened and became stronger in my life. Despite my faults, I've continue to grow little by little in knowledge of this gospel and in my love and devotion to the Savior. I thank God for all my many blessings in life. I attribute these blessings of knowlege, peace, purpose, to my membership and service in Christ's church. To me it is in reality a marvelous work and wonder as spoken of by the prophet Isaiah in the old testament.

How I live my faith

The church has given me countless opportunities to serve and grow as an individual. As a young man, after gaining a testimony of this work I made the decision to serve as a missionary for two years. I was called to the Montana and Wyoming region. Looking back I see this decision and its experience was invaluable in shaping my future. Throughout my college years, my time in the military, and currently back as a civilian I have continued to hold callings in the church. I have taught Sunday School for young children as well as the youth. I have had the great experience of serving in local presidencies of the church directing both the youth, and adult fellowship programs of the church. During my military deployment I was blessed to serve as group leader for the members of the church in the military in Afghanistan. I'm currently serving as bishop, which would be similiar to pastor or priest, to my local congregation.