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Hi I'm Heath

I'm a Tarheel, a physician, a father, a husband,... and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the father of 3 wonderful, active, and growing children. My wife and I enjoy taking our children to the mountains camping, hiking, and trail biking. I grew up a Tarheel fan and attended UNC-CH; I married a Duke U. graduate and now work with Wake Forest Univeristy. We enjoy the rivalries as we watch all the sporting events.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I grew up in the church, my father did not join the Mormon Church until several years after he married my mother who was a member most of her life. In my youth, I relied frequently on the wondeful examples and testimonies of my parents. I had faith that they would help me keep on the path of truth. In my teen years, I grew to understand I needed to know for myself it the things I was learning and living were true. As I sought for truth and continued to study and live what I believed to be right, my faith in Christ grew. By "small and simple things", quiet but personally powerful experiences, I have come to rely on my own testimony that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Christ, that there is a prophet today, and that Jesus Christ is my savior and has provided a way for my family and me to be together forever.

How I live my faith

I serve in my church in a leadership position where my responsibilities involve looking after the spiritual and temporal wellbeing of the members of the congregation. My family has a tradition of a "family night" each week where we sing, pray, teach, play and have treats. This brings us closer together and helps us learn how to living according to our beliefs. I've had the privilege to be part of a medical mission to Naranjito, Honduras the past 3 years and hope to continue this service for many years.