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Hi I'm Rob

I am a husband, father, grandfather and a medical doctor. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have a wonderful wife, 7 great children and, at last count, 10 grandchildren. Our happy family relationships are a bit of heaven on earth. I also enjoy my job. As a physician, I marvel at the complexity and order of the human body – a reflection of its Creator. It's a privilege to be able to use that knowledge to help others. One of my great joys in life is being in nature.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormon and my siblings and I were raised as active members of the Mormon Church. It was a wholesome, family oriented and happy environment to be raised in. I believed the things that I was taught in my youth. However, when I started attending university and particularly when I took several social science courses, I needed to evaluate my faith and its origin. I realized that there are a variety of philosophical, social and additional religious perspectives than those that I learned in my youth. Was my belief simply a reflection of environment and socialization? Through a somewhat protracted process of study, reflection, open honest inquiry, critical thinking, fasting and prayer, I experienced profound personal spiritual feelings that have confirmed to me there is a God in heaven who knows and loves me, there is purpose to life and a plan by which we can be happy and fulfill that purpose, and that Jesus Christ is central to that plan and my personal Savior. It is my conviction that Jesus Christ has restored the fullness of His gospel to the earth because he loves us and wants us to be prepared for His 2nd coming. It is my conviction that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints administrators that gospel.

How I live my faith

The service I render is a reflection of my faith. My faith is in Jesus Christ and I marvel at His example and capacity to serve others. It is a privilege to serve my family – to help them establish their families, education, careers and faith. Much of my professional life is spent in trying to improve the quality of life of those who suffer with chronic pain. Although I'm not always successful, I feel a deep sense of satisfaction helping those that I can. I'm deeply humbled to be able to serve my Heavenly Father by providing voluntary service within the Church. I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ, if embraced, is extremely powerful to lift the burden of spiritual pain and to heal the wounded soul. The Church administers that gospel and it is currently my privilege to assist several of the Church congregations in Central Alberta.