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Hi I'm Kimball

I am a husband and father of four. I am an accountant, a sports enthusiast, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a family of four kids just outside of Portland, Oregon. I love my family, and still enjoy spending time with my siblings now that we are grown. When I was growing up I played team sports, and still enjoy following the sports I played when I was young. A couple years into college I married an amazing woman. We originally met as 12 year olds, became good friends in our late teens, and now I can say I am married to my very best friend. We have four small kids, and our house seems to be in constant motion...or even commotion. My day job is as a controller for a heavy civil construction company located near Seattle, WA. Over the last two years I have learned an entirely new industry, having no previous experience with construction and construction accounting. I have been grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow in this role. Even though life is perpetually busy with work and family, I wouldn't change a thing about it. I feel extremely blessed for these good things in my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up attending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with my mom and siblings. I learned the teachings of the church growing up at home and on Sundays, but it wasn't until I was a sophomore in high school that I began to really try to live my life according to the standards and teachings I had been taught. As a 15 year old I began to read the Book of Mormon, and regularly pray. Reading the Book of Mormon has been a powerful influence in my life, and brought me closer to Christ. As I studied the words of ancient prophets in the Book of Mormon I learned about the role of Jesus Christ, and that through his atonement my heart and life could change to become more like him. I learned that happiness comes from living consistent with the commandments and concepts set forth in the gospel as taught by Jesus Christ. At that time I became more aware of the my standing before God, and attempted to reconcile my life to what He would expect me to be. The idea of reconciling myself to the standard God set forth is still something I struggle with. I anticipate struggling with that reconciliation for the rest of my life. As I work on changing the areas where I am not quite what I should be, I seem to notice more and more areas that need to be changed. I am grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who loves me and knows me better than I know myself. Despite my many weaknesses, I know that He loves me. He knows my potential, and through the grace of Jesus Christ I will someday reach that potential as I continue to strive for all that He would have me be.

How I live my faith

Being an active and committed member of the Church includes giving of your time to serve others. We seek to follow the example of Jesus Christ by ministering to people around us. As there is not a paid clergy in our church, we all have opportunities to teach, plan activities, work with kids and youth, and in many other capacities. I have found that it doesn't matter where we are asked to serve. The most critical factor is HOW we serve. If we are diligent, seek to minister to those around us, and serve in a manner pleasing to God -- then there is joy in service we give. When we lose ourselves in service to others, we come to know God better. We become more like Jesus Christ.