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Hi I'm Dick Kovach

I know where I came from, why I am here and where I am going, I am a first generation Mormon!

About Me

I am a first generation Mormon. I joined the church when I was 20 years old and attending Weber State College in Ogden, UT. It took me over a year to join the church once I realized that my parents were satisfied that I wasn't making a huge mistake. I am married to a wonderful woman and just passed our 42nd anniversary. We raised seven children and have twenty-six grandchildren. We have a daughter in Salt Lake and a daughter in Chandler, AZ. Five boys live around us and have 17 of the grandchildren. The first Sunday we have them over for dinner, fellowship and a short gospel message. Each year we ALL get together for an annual family camp out. I am a network manager that manages a data network for a large university in Colorado.

Why I am a Mormon

I knew I wanted a large family and was interested in a church that does not have changing values that I could count on while raising our children. That is what I found and more. A wonderful church that allows me to serve others and in doing so serve the Lord. Our Savior sacrificed his life for us, its the least I can do to serve others. Being an engineer I needed all the dominoes to line up and fall in place, and they did. This gospel is based on faith and testimony and if it didn't have these it would cease to exist. It is wonderful to understand the gospel, live the gospel and to truly know my Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

One of my first callings was as a scoutmaster. Having never been a scout I was a bit concerned, but the professional scouters and the church taught me everything I needed to know. I learned to love scouting and what it stood for. Since then my wife and I served in a young singles branch and hated to move on from that calling. I am now serving the older generation of the church. No matter who you serve you learn to love those that you serve. We had five boys and two girls and all five boys served missions to Taiwan, Italy, Switzerland, Ireland and Russia. They too learned to love those that they served. The Church is a way of life - a wonderful way!