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Hi I'm Kerry

I'm a blessed husband and father. I'm a transportation professional and an avid cyclist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 17 years to my beautiful wife and am the lucky father of 4 children. I love almost any kind of sport but, unfortunately, have been forced to "retire" from almost all rec leagues due to injury. I do enjoy participating in my children's sports adventures as a coach or very involved parent. I have taken up bicycling instead and love getting out and about in the beautiful area we live in. Life with children certainly has its challenges (of course) but I am so grateful for the many things they teach me and the many memories we have been able to create together. We have been blessed so that my wife is able to stay home to be a full-time influence on our children. I am constantly amazed by her and am grateful for her desire to do so - even when it's not the most desirable thing sometimes. I look forward to the many lessons and experiences that life will continue to bring my way.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member since birth and was raised by amazing parents. However, I have a very strong belief and testimony that whether one is raised in the church or joins later in life, we all MUST be converted at some point. This happened to me about a year after I graduated from High School. I spent that year making some not-so-wise decisions, but through those experiences, realized what it was that I really wanted in life. I got things back in order and was able to serve a full-time (2 year) mission for the Lord. This was an absolutely amazing experience for me and I am so grateful for the opportunity I had. I truly gained a love for the Lord, His principles and commandments and His gospel that will stay with me forever. I loved teaching about the Book of Mormon and testifying that Joseph Smith was (and is) a true and chosen prophet of God. I know these things are true. I loved seeing the change that comes to people's lives as they accept the gospel and gain their own testimonies. The mission experience created a foundation (along with the things I was taught growing up) that will serve me well for the rest of my life and into the eternities.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday and in everything I say and do. I was just recently released as the Bishop of our ward and now have the opportunity to serve as a High Counselor. This means I now get serve a specific ward and am a representative of our Stake leadership to that Ward. I also have the assignment to work with our youth and leaders involved in seminary and institute, which are gospel study programs for high school and college-aged kids. I am excited for each opportunity to serve and know that I not only have the chance to be an influence on others but to also be lifted and strengthened by them. I also try to participate in things throughout the community. I have coached many of my children's sports teams and served on the boards of these clubs. This has provided me constant reminders that people are always watching me in whatever I might be doing. The example I set will plant seeds which might sprout and create an interest of our church in the future.