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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?

Kirk
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