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Hi I'm Ken

I grew up in California, served a mission to Spain, graduated from BYU, served in the Air Force and work in banking. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a Mormon family whose ancestors were pioneers in the mid 1800's. My parents were born and raised in Salt Lake City, UT. After graduating from the University of Utah, they moved to California where they raised me and my 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I had a happy childhood and enjoyed playing basketball and volleyball. I also learned to play the piano and guitar (though I'm still not very proficient). I remember good times at family reunions, a 2-1/2 week trip to Mexico (9th grade), and lots of hiking and camping as a Boy Scout. I served a mission in Barcelona, Spain and then returned to finish up the Air Force ROTC program at Brigham Young University. After serving at the Ballistic Missile Office (Norton AFB) for 4 years, I returned to school to get an MBA and Master of Professional Accounting degree from the University of Washington. Since that time, I've been working in the banking industry in Seattle. I have been married for 31 years and have 7 wonderful children.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ at a young age by faithful parents and teachers. I was baptized at the age of 8 and love being a member of this church. It is a great strength to be able to meet with members who are all trying to live the teachings of Jesus Christ. We're not perfect but we try to do the best we can and treat everyone with kindness and respect. There are so many great resources to draw upon to help us live the gospel and stay on the straight and narrow path.

How I live my faith

I have always had opportunities to serve in the church. I have worked with the youth (especially in Boy Scouts), taught youth and children on Sundays, served in leadership positions, and sung in local choirs. I also have the opportunity to visit members' homes every month to share a spiritual message and try to meet any needs they might have. Living the gospel is all about looking beyond yourself and trying to see how you can lighten somebody else's burdens.