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Hi I'm Eric Koford

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a father of two and married to my sweetheart, Cheri, for 20 years. Halloween, Christmas, and 4th of July are my favorite holidays. I am a BYU graduate and attended Willamette University Law School. Outside of family and church, I enjoy coaching Lacrosse. I am the Boys' Varsity Lacrosse coach at Lee's Summit West High School. My son, Harrison, and daughter, Kennedy, both attend LS West. As a family we enjoy traveling together, especially to BYU, and attending movies. Both of my children are involved in filmmaking. We love getting together with friends and family for events and holidays. We usually spend the time talking and laughing.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because of the joy I find in service, the happiness it creates for my family, and the spiritual progress I find personally. What this means is that I find great personal value for me and my family in the teachings of the Savior. The real benefit is the feelings of joy, peace and comfort for me and my family. The Gospel also brings wonderful perspective and the opportunity to witness the Lord's hand at work in our lives and the world. Frankly, I don't know how people do it without the Gospel in their lives. Personally the aspect of the Gospel that helps me the most is daily personal heartfelt prayer, daily study of the Book of Mormon, and frequent temple attendance. The triple combination of spirituality that helps keep me on the straight and narrow.

How I live my faith

I treasure the quiet moments of each day that I have to study scripture, ponder it's meaning, and pray for guidance. I try and treat every aspect of my life as a priesthood stewardship. Coaching, fatherhood, employer/employee, being a husband, etc, are all stewardships for me. I feel like I have to be an instrument for good in the world.

What is being a Mormon like?

Eric Koford
I don't know what it feels like not to be a Mormon, but I feel really happy. I always have an underlying feeling of peace and a calm. I don't think that this is naivete or ignorance, but true inner joy. Show more Show less