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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Florida and now live in Arizona with my wife Rochelle and 3 of our 4 children; our oldest is at BYU.

About Me

I graduated from BYU with an MBA back in 1991 and began working at Intel Corporation. I currently serve as Vice President of Global Advertising and Online Marketing at Intel. I also serve as Chairman of the Board of a humanitarian organization started by my wife that helps to train orphans and orphan-led homes in Dera, Ethiopia. I served a mission in Seoul, South Korea and our family had the privilege of living in Tokyo, Japan for 7 1/2 years on assignment for Intel so I have a special love of Asia as I have spent nearly 10 years of my life living there.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a wonderful home where my Mom and Dad taught me about the gospel and about hard work and being honest and choosing the right. But my parents also did not force the church upon me--they created a wonderful environment where I knew I was loved and completely supported but also given the opportunity to develop my own testimony. Growing up in Florida, as a youth I attended something called 'seminary' which is similar to a Sunday school class but we held it each morning at 5:00am. My friends thought I was totally crazy but every day of my 4 years in high school I arose at 4:30am to attend this class that taught me so much of the scriptures, of Jesus Christ, why I was here on earth, etc. I will never forget those early mornings being with a group of dedicated young men and young women that sacrificed sleep for a chance to learn more about the Mormon Church. Those formative years and the early morning seminary experiences I had made a lasting impression on me. Having to sacrifice so much for something totally optional caused me to question my motivation on a number of occasions. But I felt something real that stirred within me during those early hours that caused me to keep going and not quit. Later, when I turned 19 years of age, I was fortunate to serve a mission for the Church in South Korea. My testimony was formed and solidified because I sacrificed for something I believed in and my two years in Korea were filled with amazing experiences. I'm a Mormon because I have felt the loving hand of the Lord in my life on many occasions and because the Church has taught me to see something I never could have seen without it.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is an organization that asks all of its members to serve and to sacrifice. We get to serve in our local Church congregations in a variety of ways. I have served as a Bishop--which is the equivalent of a Pastor, as a youth leader, a Sunday school teacher, etc. All of these callings give us a chance to help others and to grow ourselves in the process.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kevin
In the Mormon Church, we are taught to serve in our communities and to help any and all that are downtrodden or are in any way in need of our love and service. We recognize the many blessings that we have received and are urged to give more than we take in our lives and to be a source of light and good in our communities and neighborhoods. Our local ward has frequent service projects that help those not of our faith simply because it is the right thing to do and is part of being a child of God. My wife has spent years working to establish a humanitarian organization in a little village called Dera in Ethiopia--simply because she was an orphan herself and wants to help other orphans to have a happy life filled with achievement and opportunity. So it is not accurate to think that Mormons only help Mormons--we are clearly taught that God loves all His children and we should not discriminate in our service. Show more Show less