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Hi I'm Ken

I have lived in Europe, North, South, and Central America, and Hawaii. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The oldest of nine children, family was very important to me. I did not realize how important until I left home to serve a church mission in Argentina. Having been inspired by the chance to help people change their lives for the better as a missionary, I decided to pursue training to become a psychologist so I could keep helping people. I eventually settled on a specialization in pediatric psychology and pediatric neuropsychology. Family continues to be important to me as I work to help others with their families and as I have raised my own. Happily married for more than 30 years I now enjoy visits with my children and growing number of grandchildren. Our family became quite close as we traveled the world compliments of the US Army. We experienced many different cultures and nations, and met many extraordinary people in our travels. I enjoy hiking, mountain biking, running, and traveling, but pursue these interests less than I would like.

Why I am a Mormon

Initially I did not choose to become a Mormon since I was born into a family of practicing Mormons. I chose to remain a Mormon and continue to choose to follow Jesus Christ. I know that a life centered on the teachings of Jesus Christ provides happiness, resilience in the face of life's challenges, and peace of mind in a world filled with hatred and confusion. I have seen the difference between those that live faith-inspired lives and those that do not, both in my professional life and my personal life, and I choose the former.

How I live my faith

I currently participate in church by visiting church members in their homes, to strengthen their faith in Jesus Christ and look after their welfare. I also visit various congregations in our area as assigned by church leaders to preach sermons and help church members pursue their responsibilities for finding their ancestors and preparing their family histories.