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Hi I'm Keith

I grew up in the United States. I am a military officer and a radiologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as a sports fanatic reading the sports page everyday and memorizing countless statistics. I had fun by playing soccer, baseball, basketball and football competitively and with my friends. I also joined the Boy Scouts of America and earned the Eagle Scout award. I attended college after high school, studying microbiology, and working part time in a dairy processing plant. I married my beautiful wife while I was still in college and we had our first child soon thereafter. When I moved on to medical school we worked as apartment managers in addition to my employment at the dairy. We joined military medicine and have lived in Nebraska, Texas, Italy, and Ohio. I am the father of 5 children. I enjoy working on projects around my home and doing things with my wife. I am less of a sports fanatic after multiple knee surgeries but still enjoy bicycling on the wonderful trails in my area.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormons so some would think it natural that I would be. They introduced me to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But I am a Mormon because of my own experiences. I had faith in God, that he lived and that I was one of his children, since I was a child. I have developed faith in Jesus Christ by learning of him and his teachings and doing them. But the reason I am a Mormon is the Book of Mormon. It is such a powerful testament of Jesus Christ and I know how I feel when I read it -- incredibly peaceful and happy.

How I live my faith

Jesus' church has provided me with multiple opportunities to serve God's children. I was a missionary in the Cook Islands for 21 months. I have been a youth Sunday School teacher, a Primary teacher, a nursery leader, a Scout Master, and teacher for an adult mens group. Recently I was asked to be the Bishop on my congregation, what others might call a pastor. Mormons have a lay clergy so I l have a full time job as a military physician in addition to my Bishop responsibilities. It is challenging but Heavenly Father can make all of us up to the challenges he gives us.