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Hi I'm Kris

I'm a father of three, husband to a princess, and an unintended thrill seeker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

They say that life is what happens when you're making other plans. That pretty much sums me up. I grew up a holiday Catholic with a hundred preconceived notions of the Mormon church and and then joined the Mormon Church in college. I visited Africa because I wanted to give back to the world and ended up meeting my wife in Mozambique. I got an MBA thinking it would add stability to my career and am now the partner of start-up, technology company. Indeed, life is what happens when you're making other plans!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by wonderful parents as a "Holiday Catholic"... we never missed a single service on Christmas and Easter, and I loved my Catholic upbringing. However, despite our infrequent attendance, I grew up really believing in God, not because my parents forced it, but because I just felt it in my heart and mind. Once I got into college I started thinking more and more about how I would introduce faith and religion to my future children. About that time, as a freshman in college, I attended a Mormon church service as requirement of humanitarian course I was taking in college. I had never been to a Mormon church service before and was amazed at their ability to articulate not just their knowledge of their religion, but also their relationship with a Savior. I had the distinct feeling that these people don't just know about Jesus Christ, they know him. I left that day wanting the same kind of personal relationship with Jesus Christ in my life.

How I live my faith

It has now been sixteen years since I joined the church as a freshman in college--wow, where does the time go!! Since then, I have had the opportunity to serve a two year mission for the church in Osaka, Japan, marry the girl of my dreams in the Mormon temple, and am now raising our three children with a deep faith in a Savior who loves them and has a purpose for them. I don't consider myself an evangelist, but when I look back at the incredible beauty and peace and faith that has entered into my life as a result of the decision I made sixteen years ago, I am filled with thanksgiving and gratitude. I live my faith by waking up each morning, kissing my beautiful wife, gathering our children around the breakfast table to read a few scriptures before I head to the office, and then try my best each day to practice Christian principles of honesty, integrity, faith, kindness, and charity.