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Hi I'm Kevin

I am a father of five, a doctor of philosophy, a professor, an urban farmer, a cyclist, an aspiring beekeeper, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a child of God, and so are you. So even if we have nothing else in common, our common humanity far outweighs any differences we might have, which I think is pretty cool. We may have other things in common too, which would also be cool. I am the son of caring parents (a professor and a teacher who have given their lives to serving others), the husband of a loving wife, the father of five fantastic children (four sons and one daughter ages 7 through 18), the older brother of five excellent younger sisters, and an uncle of 21 great nieces and nephews. I am a patron of my children’s many arts (choir, orchestra, band, theater, fiber-arts, wood-working, and crayon). I am a doctor of philosophy, a professor of interdisciplinary studies, a cyclist, an urban farmer (eight fruit trees, six large vegetable gardens, and thirteen chickens), an aspiring beekeeper, a do-it-yourselfer, and a humanitarian. I am a child of God. I am your brother. I am Kevin. And I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon, as were my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. My great, great grandparents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the 1800's, some of them immigrating to the United States and all of them crossing the United States on foot with wagons and handcarts to seek refuge in the west from persecution. I have remained a Mormon because it makes me incredibly happy. The organization and doctrine offer marvelous opportunities and resources to grow personally and serve those around me. Heaven-sent truth and power enable me to bless the lives of my family, my community, and my world.

How I live my faith

There is an inspiring challenge near the end of the Book or Mormon: "But charity is the pure love of Christ, and it endureth forever; and whoso is found possessed of it at the last day, it shall be well with him. Wherefore, my beloved brethren, pray unto the Father with all the energy of heart, that ye may be filled with this love..." I try to live up to that challenge and do my best to express that love through many forms of service: • I do all I can to be the best husband and father I can be. • I try to care for the earth by cycling 20 miles each day to work, by keeping healthy vegetable gardens, by humanely raising chickens (for eggs), sheep (for wool), and rabbits (for fun). • I teach more than 500 university students each year and try to inspire and prepare them to contribute well to the world around them. • I give my time to many worthy causes and organizations.