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Hi I'm Kent,

I grew up as a typical kid, went to school, got married, worked hard. I love life & God with all my heart! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I graduated from college the country was in the midst of a very deep recession and jobs were very hard to come by. Not finding my "first" job and having worked my way through high school and college as a commercial artist, I simply hung out my shingle and started my own ad agency. I anticipated within a year or so I would have a nice portfolio and would get some great "Madison Avenue" adverting job. Well, 33 years later I've still not landed my "first" job. I joke that I've become unemployable, but I think it is true. Yet, I have been blessed to create advertising and marketing campaigns for some wonderful companies and have had the opportunity to work with great leaders from both large and small companies. I never was able to hit the big time and get set for life, which I think means I am pretty ordinary. My wife of 35 years claims I am more than ordinary. She says I am so ordinary I am extra-ordinary. But she is blinded by love so you can't trust much what she says. But my little ad agency has provided a wonderful life for my wife and 5 children. We have been very blessed. All 5 kids are independent, 4 with wonderful spouses and the 5th getting close. We have become typical old people - all we talk about is our aches, pains and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an active Mormon family. Both parents lived the gospel of Jesus Christ just the way Christ intended them to do so. I therefore grew up knowing right from wrong and knowing what the Lord expected me to do. That however did not keep me from experiencing the consequences that resulted from my own misbehavior to the principles I was taught. Though I have never questioned the veracity of the Book of Mormon or the truthfulness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, I am grateful to my Father in Heaven for making manifest through the Spirit on numerous occasions that He is indeed my Father in Heaven and He has a work for me to do. Just as Christ told Peter the church would be founded on revelation, both personal and through His leaders, I have received that personal revelation and can boldly say, Jesus is the Christ and He leads the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Yes, life is tough sometimes, I've learned that most of our hardships are self inflicted. Even then, my Father in Heaven has demonstrated clearly that He loves me dearly as He makes my burdens light. And while facing life threatening physical challenges, my Father in Heaven has continued to make it clear, He is in charge. I love it that way! When I asked my father once why he was so willing to sacrifice so much time in the service of others, he simply said, "Son, when I do God's work, He does my work. And God does my job so much better than I do,

How I live my faith

Real joy comes in seeing to the needs of others. Serving in the church and in the community brings a peace and perspective that helps hold pride at bay. Every time I get to thinking I'm something special, taking time caring for others - puts a focus in life's purpose and brings me back to earth, though grateful for my own blessings, I become anxious for others' welfare. Its about the only way I know of to keep selfishness from destroying me. Of my 33 post college years of church service, the majority has been spent with the youth. I can't help but love the opportunity to coach young people as they plan and carry out adventurous activities. We've hiked great mountains, rafted wild whitewater, skied magnificent mountains, scuba dived mysterious depths and biked glorious trails. I love the full life this service has provided to me and my family. I have learned the easiest life to live is one obedient to God's will and to love others with all the effort we can possibly muster.