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Hi I'm Kevin

I grew up in Michigan, lived in Norway, and currently work as an associate VP in academics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Michigan with sibblings that were much older than me. I was, essentially, an only child and grew up in a community where people of our faith were few. This made it difficult, at times, to continue with my young faith. However, with wonderful parents and friends that respected my beliefs, even though they didn't necessarily agree with them, I made it through my teenage years without major complications. I attended a year of college and then served as a full-time missionary in Norway. This was a wonderful experience not only from a religious perspective, but also from a cultural and life point of view. If my family growing up was the foundation of my life, then my experiences in Norway, Norwegians are wonderful people, were the first floor of my mansion. After returning home I married the girl of my dreams in the Salt Lake City temple. We continued our education and had children along the way. We love our three children. I ended up attending graduate school for many years to receive a doctorate in hospitality management and taught for over 10 years. Most recently I changed my work slightly to move into administration at the university level. I love it and love my life. We are busy, but we desire to serve both in our church and in the community and do our best to do so on a continuous basis. Most importantly, I am a husband and a father. I truly love my wife and children and seek to serve them first and foremost.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon, but that is not why I continue to be an active member of my church and disciple of Christ today. I have chosen to these things because I have received answers to many prayers and felt the whisperings of the Holy Spirit telling me that this is the correct path. Due to this knowledge and continued confirmation of the truth, I have chosen to serve in the church and do my best to keep all the commandments our Lord and Savior gave while on this earth and those He continues to give through living prophets.

How I live my faith

My faith, over time, has become who I am. I work to live my faith every minute of every day regardless of my situation. This is true at home, work, or out in the community. Those decisions that some people seem to make time and time again have been made once and there is no reason to deliberate those decisions again. For example, I don't drink or smoke and so when someone makes an offer I already know the answer and deliver that in a polite, firm manner. The decision has also already been made that I attend church every Sunday. We don't let other things get in the way and don't schedule anything for Sunday morning. These are sacred times where we serve others and are built up as others serve us through lessons, sermons, and personal interactions. In the church we don't choose where we serve. We serve by assignment and those assignments are made by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to those that have been assigned to serve in general positions "above" are own. I willingly serve where I am called whether it's teaching, working with the youth, or leading a congregation. All of these experiences provide opportunities to grow while serving others. Great lessons have been learned that apply to every other part of my life. I am grateful for my faith, knowing that it is a gift, and seek to help it grow each day.