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Hi I'm Kevin

I am a husband and father to five childeren. I'm a CFO. I play, watch and talk sports, i.e. I'm a "weekend warrior." I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town. There are many interesting aspects to growing up in a small-town environment. Looking back, one of the benefits was the opportunity I had to play many sports. Though I played several sports, baseball has provided some of my most memorable experiences. When I was 12 years old, our Little League All-Star team won District, Area and State titles. We advanced to the West Regional Tournament in San Bernadino, CA where we quickly found ourselves in the conselation bracket. After a few more wins we were finally eliminated, but the experience is one that I will never forget. As I have gotten older, the number of sports I participate in have slowly dwindled to one - basketball (which I play at 5 am ... the only reason I can still make it work). The rest of my week is filled as a husband, father to five children, and CFO, and by serving in the Church. I am challenged to be a better person by each of these aspects of my life, and I find each fulfilling! Sports is still very much a part of my life - I look forward to attending my children's games, coaching their teams, filling out Final Four brackets as a family, and watching games with my wife and kids. Sports can be a platform for many of life's lessons. However, I know that it is in our families the greatest lessons are learned and the greatest acheivements attained.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the church. As a result, I have been taught about the existence of my Heavenly Father and of Jesus Christ since I was a small child. Those teachings have had a big impression on me in my life. However, it has been in special, quite moments of reflection and prayer that I have had feelings and impressions that let me know personally that these teachings are true. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, we are encouraged to live a code of health, to keep high moral standards, to serve others, and to be honest and true in all we do. These are certainly high standards. However, I have found that the closer I live my life to the expectations established by my Heavenly Father, and exemplified by Jesus Christ, I am happier; I am safer; I am filled with hope and rid of fear. All said, I believe that living and striving for such standards allows me to maintain the agency that is critical for each of us to make the most of this life.

How I live my faith

I serve directly with the Bishop of our Ward ("congregation"). In that role, one of my responsibilities is to work closely with the teenage youth. I have many opporunities to teach, learn, and serve with them. We also visit with many families who may be new to our area, or who may be in need. As a family, we set time aside early each morning to read scriptures and pray. Work and industry are also important aspects of our lives. Therefore, each member of the family - no matter how young - has responsibilities around the house. We also make a point to provide similar service to grandparents and other families for whom even "regular" house-hold chores may be a struggle.