Dr. Reber, 58, was born and raised in Littlefield, Arizona graduated from Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite, Nevada. He completed is undergraduate studies at Mesa Community College and Brigham Young University. His residency training was in Albuquerque, New Mexico, after his medical schooling at the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco, California.
Dr. Reber organized the Foot and Ankle Institute in 1981. Over the last 28-years, the practice has become the largest and most comprehensive podiatry practice in the State of Utah with four offices and seven doctors.
He has volunteered his time, resources and skills for medical missions to Bangladesh, Brazil, and Mexico helping to assist under-privileged communities with common foot problems and care.
Dr. Reber has served in many church leadership positions including former stake president and counselor, bishop, bishopric counselor, Young Men president, elders quorum president, Varsity Scout leader and missionary in the Brazil Porto Alegre South Mission. He and his wife, the former Stephanie Kay Millett of Mesa, Arizona, are the parents of five children.
Growth of the church in Brazil prompted the creation of the Brazil Cuiaba Mission in July 2006. The Manaus and Brasilia missions were divided to create the 27th mission in an area of Brazil where approximately 4.5 million people reside and missionary activity is strong.
Brazil occupies half of the South American continent’s landmass. It's the fifth largest nation in the world, exceeded only in size by Russia, Canada, China and the United States. The population of Brazil was estimated in 2011 to be 192,813,000. The country's official language is Portuguese.
The LDS Church Almanac reports that as of 2010 the church membership was 1,138,740 with 242 stakes and 1,434 wards; 47 districts and 488 branches with 27 missions. There are five operating temples in Brazil with a temple under construction at Manaus and ground broken for a seventh temple at Fortaleza in November 2011.