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Hi I'm Ken.

I'm a native Nebraskan. A family physician. A father of 6 children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of 6 children (3 boys and 3 girls). My 5th child (a daughter) has a genetic condition called Cornelia de Lange syndrome (CdLS). Although my wife and I would not have chosen to have a daughter with this genetic condition, it has become a blessing in our lives. I can honestly say that not a day goes by that she does not do something to bring a huge smile to my face. She is full of life and is truly a special spirit that God has entrusted into our hands. Besides being a dad, I am also a family physician who delivers babies. What a wonderful thing it is to help bring a life into this world and to be a part of that special experience with my patients. I love being a doctor and consider it a privilege to be involved in the lives of my patients. Another one of my passions is animals. We have a house full of them; 2 cats, 4 guinea pigs, 2 parakeets, a tank of fish, 3 firebelly toads and 1 tree frog. As you can imagine, with all of these animals and children, it makes for a busy household. My other passion is college football. My family has had season tickets to watch the Nebraska Cornhuskers play for the last 30 plus years and I plan to keep this tradition going for many more. In addition to that, my alma mater is BYU ( Brigham Young University) and I am a member of the Cougar Club. So I can be found on most Fall Saturdays cheering on both Nebraska and BYU. Go Cornhuskers and Go Cougars!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of Mormons that goes back to the pioneer days. My ancestors crossed the plains by both covered wagons and by handcarts. They have left me a legacy of faith to follow and I have embraced it. But this is not the main reason that I am a Mormon today. I am a Mormon because I have been able to feel Christ's influence in my life as he has protected me and guided me along my mortal journey. As a teenager growing up in Lincoln, Nebraska; I was one of just a few Mormon kids in my high school. I was faced daily with choices that could bring me happiness or misery. It was at this time that I adopted a scripture from the Book of Mormon as my motto. It is found in Alma 37:35 and it says "O, remember, my son, and learn wisdom in thy youth; yea, learn in thy youth to keep the commandments of God." I took this scripture to heart and lived the teachings of the gospel during the transformative teenage years. As I was able to see God's protecting hand in my life, I developed increased love for him and a desire to serve him in any way possible. At age 19, I embarked on a mission for my church to Cali, Colombia, South America. I spent two years laboring in this beautiful country among the Colombian people - speaking Spanish and teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who would listen. My love for my Savior has continued to grow and I am still able to see his guiding hand over me and my family daily. I know that God watches over me, one of his children, and is there for each of us if we but turn to him in prayer.

How I live my faith

As a physican, I strive to treat others as Christ would do if he was on the earth today. I have tried to learn from the Master Healer as he went about doing good and serving others all day during his ministry. I may not be able to cure people as Christ did, but I can use modern medicine and techniques to help create the correct environment within the body, so that it can heal them from the disease or ailment. Occasionally, I am a witness to miraculous healings for which medical science has no explanation but by in large, my day is made up of encounters with patients who come to me just needing a little care to help them feel better. As a former Eagle scout myself, I also spend some of my free time volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America as the Cubmaster of our church's pack. I enjoy teaching and helping the young men learn and apply the principles of the scout oath and scout law into their lives. The Boy Scouts of America is a great organization that helped to shape me as a young man and it can give the youth of today the tools needed to survive and thrive in the world within which we live.