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Hi I'm Ken

I enjoy skiing, backpacking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Washington D.C. By the time I was 21 I had lived in Virginia, Utah, Idaho, California, North Carolina, Alaska, Japan, Germany and New Zealand. I work as a Senior Industrial Hygienist for a government agency. My wife and I have a son who is 6'8" and he has three athletic sisters who are involved in basketball, tennis, and volleyball. Unlike myself, my children have all grown up living in one home. I enjoy volunteering my time working with youth, teaching rock climbing, repelling, taking them backpacking in the mountains, and on multiple day whitewater rafting trips. For many it's their first adventure into the wilderness to enjoy the beauties of nature.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a sixth generation Mormon, with several ancestors going back to the first days of the LDS Church. Even though I was born into the Church, I still had to find the truth for myself. Through faith, prayer, study of the scriptures, and service to others I have found that my Heavenly Father is real and that he loves me. He has prepared a way for me to return with my family to live with Him, made possible by Jesus Christ. In a world of trouble and turmoil it's a great comfort to me to know that through the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, I can enjoy the blessings of living together with my wife and children forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by volunteering my time and talent to help others without expecting anything in return except the joy that comes with serving others. As a youth I helped build churches and I worked on Church farms picking tomatoes and potatoes. I worked hundreds of hours in a Church cannery where food was canned for the Church's welfare program. Also as a youth I went to the homes of members to collect fast offerings, money that was used by our leaders to help those who were less fortunate. As an adult I live my faith by attending my meetings, teaching classes, giving speeches in meetings, paying fast offerings and tithing, visiting members in their homes on a regular basis, visiting and blessing the sick, and supporting our youth programs. Every summer for the past 25 years I have volunteered one to two weeks of my time to get youth involved in programs that strengthen their faith, teach life skills and help them to have some summer fun. Backpacking, water skiing, jet skiing, hiking, backpacking, mountain biking, riding zip lines, rock climbing, repelling, swimming, whitewater rafting, camping and sightseeing are some of the activities I have fun sharing.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

I recently met a 21 year old man named Jack. He told me that he had attended the funeral of a friend at a Mormon meetinghouse. Jack said that he would be happy to speak with Mormon missionaries. I passed Jack's contact information on to two missionaries. Those missionaries will contact Jack and answer any questions he might have about the Church. They might also tell Jack about the place where his friend went when he died, about the restoration of the Church through Joseph Smith, and how he can know that the Book of Mormon is true. Show more Show less