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Hi I'm Kevin

I was born in Florida. I have worked and lived in England and Germany, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I have five great children. I enjoy spending time with them doing things that interest us both. A couple of my kids are in to sports, so I have coached soccer (indoor and outdoor) and t-ball. I have taken fencing classes with my oldest son. I have also coached FIRST Lego League robotics teams for three years now. I never feel like I really have enough time to spend with my kids, especially now that some are entering the teenage years. My wife and I went to high school together, but did not date until years later. She is a wonderfully talented and compassionate person and I feel blessed to have her in my life. We are great friends. On the professional side of life, I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and an MBA. I lead a team of about 45 people in Marketing, Engineering, and Customer Support for a telecommunications product that is used by major airlines, railroads, and 911 call centers. I really enjoy it. I work with a good group and am continually challenged. When I am not working on spending time with my family, I enjoy repairing and occassionally getting out on the water with my 18' buccaneer daysailer. There is something amazing and timeless about letting the wind move you across the water. We live near a lake and I have had a chance to take all my children out on the boat a few times to pass on my love for the water.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not born in to the Church. I always have considered myself Christian. Although I only went to church a handful of times growing up, I seemed to always know there was truth in the Bible and that Jesus Christ was real. I had a friend and neighbor who was a members of the Church when I was growing up. He invited me once when I was about 8. I remember he had to teach me how to tie a tie. I enjoyed that visit and knew when I left that if I ever did want to go to a Church, this one was a good option. Years later I started dating my wife, who had grown up in the Church and told me very plainly that it would always be part of her life, but never pushed me to be involved. For years we were good friends and our feelings for each other grew stronger. Her Bishop heard about me and asked to speak to me. I went to see him one Wednesday night, and he bore his testimony to me of the Savior, Jesus Christ. I knew then that it was time for me to go to a Church. I started attending on Sunday and was baptized a couple of months later. Before my baptism, I knew I needed to learn more and felt at a great disadvantage compared to people who had grown up in a church setting. I started reading Church publications and books to learn as much as I could, especially from the Book of Mormon. I was never much of a reader, and I still do not read fiction books, but the Book of Mormon caught my interest like no other book ever has. I have read from the Book of Mormon almost every day since, for almost 20 years. The Book of Mormon has helped me understand Jesus Christ and grow to love Him and what He has done for me. My knowledge that this Church is the true Church of Jesus Christ started with the Book of Mormon. I know it was translated by a prophet of God. I have followed the teachings found in it and have seen them work in my life to bring me closer to my Savior. I am so grateful to have that sure foundation of truth to help me make choices in how to use my time.

How I live my faith

One of the things I love about the Church is that everyone has a chance to be involved. I currently help coordinate the Missionary efforts for our congregation. I help make sure the full time Missionaries (the ones with name tags) are put in touch with people in our area who are interested in the Church. I also help Church members find ways to share the gospel message with their friends. Once people join the church, I help introduce them to more members of the congregation, preferably by visiting the new member in their home to get to know them a little better and teach them more about the Gospel. We also help new members prepare for the great blessings that are available to everyone after baptism, like going to the Temple. In the past I have worked with the youth (ages 12-18) and in a variety of positions with the Boy Scouts of America, such as Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, and Committee Chairman. I have been involved in many service projects with our youth. Our young men have restored fences at a historical museum, built walking paths for dogs at the local shelter, built fire pits, amphitheaters, and restored a basketball court at the local YMCA, maintained a section of downtown roads as part of Adopt-A-Highway, organized blood drives and Toys For Tots drives, and improved local Boy Scout Council campgrounds by building paths and restoring docks and buildings. It can be tough for young people to make good choices, and I enjoy encouraging them to remember their Savior and the great blessings he provides to those who diligently seek him. I have also taught classes at church on Sunday, spoken in lots of different types of church meetings. I even taught a class for high school aged children before school each morning from 6-7AM. Through all of this I have grown tremendously. This service has helped me be a better husband, father, and even in my work. As I watch the gospel work in the lives of others, it has given me added strength as well.