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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm originally from the Great Northwest, co-founded a professional, classical, theatre company, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I worked professionally as an actor when I was younger, but have been in education most of my adult life. I've taught every grade level from eighth grade through college, and been the head counselor of a couple of schools. I currently teach speech and theatre at the college level. I live in a blended family with my wife. We are recently empty nesters, but we could tell many stories about raising our five children.

Why I am a Mormon

I converted to the LDS faith when I was 25. A couple of years before my conversion, I read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in the New Testament, and I can remember thinking that there should be a church organized like Christ's original church. A year after I began attending grad school, I received both and LDS roommate and began dating an LDS girl. Between the two of them, they introduced me to the LDS Church, and was blown away that there was a church that was organized like Christ's original church! I read the Book of Mormon all the way through and was baptized into the LDS Church by one of my graduate school professors. I am happiest when I follow the principles of the Gospel because life seems to fall into place, and I have more peace, even with the world's turmoil around me.

How I live my faith

I have most often found myself serving as a Sunday School teacher at Church. I love it! And, the oddest thing is that I sometimes feel like a thief because even though I prepare my lessons, the comments from the Church members in my classes are very insightful and testimony building concerning the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I feel like I get the best experience out of anyone in the room! Through teaching the Gospel, I learn the principles in greater detail, and I am guaranteed to be studying the scriptures regularly.

In whom should we have faith?

I remember when I was younger, I counted myself as being Christian, but I also believed that I could be spiritual on my own without following any organized religion. I eventually had to reconcile myself to the fact that if I was to really follow Christ, His Church was of utmost importance to Him. Without a Church to spread his Gospel, Christ would either be forgotten, or simply be remembered as a good man. He had to have a system of religious practice to teach his ways. So my short answer to this question is that one must have faith in Christ as our mediator, but as Ephesians 5 makes clear, His Church, organized as He created, is essential for spreading His Gospel. Show more Show less