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Hi I'm Rob

I am a husband. I am a father. I am a professor at one of Canada’s top business schools. And I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love my job, I love the people I work with, I love doing research on entrepreneurship and I love teaching bright and motivated students; but what I love most is coming home at the end of the day to my wife and children. One of my favorite things in life is that my kids call me Daddy Rob. This dignified title sums up one of the most important parts of my identity—my role as a father and husband. It is the teaching I get to do at home that brings me the most joy in life.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a strong desire for knowledge. I was born and raised by Mormon parents who always encouraged me to seek my own knowledge about the truthfulness of the Mormon faith. Their invitation to me was to come and see. And I did. I saw the joy they found in living the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I, too, have found such joy in these truths. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In my view, the extent to which one lives their faith is seen in the culmination of the many little decisions they make. For me, my faith in Jesus Christ as the Savior of the World is reflected in the good choices I strive to make each day.

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Rob
I believe that one reason we give 10% of our income to our Church is because it reminds us of what is really important in life. The tendency towards materialism in the world is easily tempered through giving. Not only are we asked to give 10% of our income, but we are also invited to fast on one day of the month and to give (at a minimum) what we would have spent on the skipped meals to those who are in need. My belief is that giving reminds us of the divine. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Show more Show less