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Hi I'm Kip Clark

I grew up in Stanfield, Oregon. I'm a retired mortgage banker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired mortgage banker (34 years) and obtained my CMB (Certified Mortgage Banker) status in that profession. I started and owned my own mortgage banking company called Family Home Mortgage for 14 of those years. I just started a new venture in my life by opening a funeral home and crematory in Post Falls, Idaho with my wife, son and daughter-in-law. The name of our company is Bell Tower Funeral Home. I love to play golf, spend time with my children (7) and grand children (27), and serve in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1967 originally because my current wife would not marry me unless I was a Mormon. I really struggled my first 10 years in the Church because I was just going through the motions of attending Church but was not really converted. It wasn't until 1978 when I really wanted to know if the Mormon church was true. I had attended a General Conference in October of that year and was alone near temple square between the Church Administration building and the Church Office building. As I was standing near the church's monument entitled "Circle of Love", I was blessed to be able to meet President Spencer W. Kimball, the then President and Prophet of the Church. When he put forth his hand to take mine, he pulled me into his bosom and told me he loved me. At that point the Spirit penetrated my soul and bore witness to me that he was the Prophet of the Lord Jesus Christ's church and that the gospel of Jesus Christ was true. From that point on I have never looked back. I am a Mormon and know this church is true. I love the Lord Jesus Christ with all my heart, might, mind and soul.

How I live my faith

As I have served in various positions within the communities that I have lived as a Chamber of Commerce President or national boards within the mortgage banking fields, people have always known that I was a Mormon and they respected me for my beliefs and the way that I lived them. Many times when asked by others, not aware of my standards, whether I wanted to have something contrary to our belief, my friends or associates would answer for me and then explain why. That was always very special to me. I have had the opportunity to serve in many different callings in the Church. I have always loved being with the youth of the Church and especially serving in the scouting program. I have served in various positions of leadership within our Church, I count the blessing of serving a mission with my wife for 18 months in Knoxville, Tennessee as one of the most choice blessings ever received.