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Hi I'm Keith

I grew up in Utah. Now I'm an Engineer in Arizona. I'm married to a great woman. We have 3 beautiful daughters and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be around people. I like playing sports and games. I love the outdoors and I like to travel. I like playing in the backyard with my kids, going up to the mountains and doing any activities with my extended family in Utah and California. I also love music. I play the violin, the piano and I love singing in groups. Professionally, I work as a systems/test engineer in the appliance industry. I like making lots of small things work together to do something bigger, often by itself. I really enjoy working on teams with other people who know lots of the things that I don't. We build and help each other. It helps me become a smarter, better person. I like the relationships and strength that come when we succeed as a team.

Why I am a Mormon

My Mom and Dad were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was raised going to church every Sunday. I was baptized when I was 8 years old of my own choosing. My happy family with lots of good examples played a large part in that decision but ultimately I wanted to do it and was glad that my father was able to baptize and confirm me. I still remember that day. When I was a teenager a lot of my friends liked the same things I did but some of them did things that I knew weren't right. I always felt like going to church and learning about the scriptures would keep me on the path to true happiness. I've had a number of experiences at church on Sundays as well as at other activities out in this beautiful world that God created that have let me know that He is there and that He loves me and also that I can be with my family together forever, not just in this life. One Sunday at church when I was 14 the congregation was singing a Hymn entitled "I Believe In Christ". I had requested that it be sung that day. I looked over at my Mother and she was lovingly looking back at me knowing that I had requested it. We were both moved to tears as we sang the words of the Hymn. I knew that we both knew that Jesus Christ was our Savior and that his teachings and his sacrifice would let us be together forever as a family. Another such experience was when I was 16. I had received the Aaronic Priesthood and my youngest sister requested that I baptize her. As part of the baptismal service, my two youngest sisters sang a song about the doctrine and symbolism of baptism. I knew that the feelings of joy I had right then came from God and that he was pleased with the events of that day. I know that God speaks to us today through living prophets and that he guides His church through ordained leaders. I also know that He reveals to us individually the truths of His gospel and of His Beloved Son Jesus Christ through the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

I work regularly with other leaders of Sunday School for adults, youth and children. I have the opportunity to work with youth (ages 12-18) several times a week and often with younger children as well. I help with our local troop for Boy Scouts of America in patrol meetings, campouts as well as serving on the committee. I am fortunate to have many opportunities to meet with other church members individually to counsel about teaching and leadership opportunities and skills. Through these experiences, I learn a great deal about myself and the things that I need to do to more closely follow the example of my Savior Jesus Christ.