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Hi I'm Keith

Hi, I'm an aerospace engineer in the Air Capital of the World, Wichita, Kansas. I'm a 5th Generation Mormon.

About Me

I am the father of 4 girls and the husband of a wonderful wife. We've been married for 39 years. Now we are empty nest'ers but we enjoy keeping in close touch with our girls and their husbands (3 are married) and our five beautiful little grandchildren! (so far). In my work I manage the work of many engineers designing the best, safest airplanes in the world. In my career as an engineer I have been a test engineer on AF-1 and have flown on the President's airplane several times. At church I am very busy in leadership positions-I enjoy watching people's lives change as they live their lives in compliance with God's will.

Why I am a Mormon

Our family goes back 5 generations as members of the church. My Great-great grandparents were some of the early Mormon pioneers who settled the Great Salt Lake Valley, having immigrated from England upon their conversion by Mormon missionaries there. This heritage strengthens my conviction but it is not what keeps me a Mormon. What keeps me a Mormon is the daily reminder I receive, from praying and studying the scriptures, that the true church of Jesus Christ has been restored upon the earth, and the Priesthood, the power to act in God's name has been returned to bless our lives. I know Joseph Smith was a prophet of God and that we have a living prophet today and 12 Apostles to lead the Lord's people just as in Biblical times. This conviction is renewed for me each time I hear them speak. It is such a reassurance to know that God lives and communicates with us through his prophets, and loves us today just as he loved his people in ancient times.

How I live my faith

The Lord has blessed me with leadership skills which I use both at work and in my church service. Each member of the church is blessed with talents that they can share in various ways, be it through music talents, working with youth, organizing wholesome activities, coaching sports and teaching spiritually uplifting activities. In my current leadership position I am called upon to help plan and staff many of these events by finding and calling people who will fulfill the various needs and then turn them loose to follow the leadership given, and to follow the Spirit of the Lord to guide them. I find it very fulfilling to witness people stretch their abilities beyond what they thought they could initially do when they prayerfully seek personal guidance from the Lord.