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Hi I'm Kirk

I'm a scientist who believes in God--and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father and stepfather to 10 children and 17 grandchildren. I'm approaching retirement age in my profession as a U.S. government scientist. I have a Ph.D. in biometeorology and enjoy my work. With each tidbit of knowledge I learn about the earth through my profession, the more I appreciate God's creative handiwork. I am very grateful for the marvelous way God created this earth just for us. I've had the opportunity to see a lot of the U.S. because of my job. But most of all I enjoy just being home with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon with a heritage that goes back to nearly the beginning of the church. However, I have my own conviction gained through fasting, personal study, and prayer that the gospel of Jesus Christ is found in the Mormon Church.

How I live my faith

My faith is not just a Sunday faith. I live it every hour of every day; at work, at home, etc. In particular, I am currently serving in the church as a member of a bishopric with two other men, which essentially forms the presidency of a local congregation. That position provides me with many opportunities to serve in the church and in my community.

How are the activities of the Mormon missionaries funded?

My wife and I have a son who is serving a mission in Arizona right now. We contribute monthly to a general missionary fund. His living expenses are paid out of that general fund. He lives a rather spartan existence but he is doing well living on much less that what he had while he was living at home. Show more Show less