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Hi I'm KC

I grew up in Ohio in a family of eight. I am now a father of five and a pediatrician. I am a mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the East even though the West was always considered "home." My five siblings and I grew to love the wonderful people in the East and even learned to like the weather. We were known for two main things to most: we were mormon and we played sports. Most were unfamiliar with our beliefs but respected our strong sense of family and caring for others. As far as sports, between the six of us there were many weeks were there was at least one sporting event every night. We became well known to the small farming community because of our 16 year history of sporting event involvement. They were very supportive and interested in all of our success. From there I served a mission for two years in Portugal, married and went to medical school. I now have the privilege of caring for children in a busy pediatric practice and caring for my five active children at home. I continue to enjoy sports and love to see my children enjoying them also. I work each day to provide for my children the loving, supportive, faith-filled, value based environment I was so fortunate to have as a child.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the church, but still feel that I was "converted" over time from doing what was tradition in our family to being a member because I knew it was what I wanted for myself. I do not recall an event or moment that caused a change in me, but remember multiple experiences over time that brought personal joy and a fulfilling meaning to my life. The fruit of the decision to be an active mormon has been sweet all my life and has brought personal conviction and peace. My relationship with God has slowly become more and more real over time as I have tested the teachings of the Church, prayed, fasted, served others and fulfilled responsibiliities in the church. I have found that the church has taught me things that have helped me in my marriage, in my role as a father of five children and as a member of the community. I appreciate this with all my heart because it is from these sources I have found fulfillment and happiness in my life. I fear that without the help and teachings of the gospel and from the help of the holy spirit in my life I would have made poor decisions that could of have jeapordized those relationships. In short, I am a mormon because of the tremendous joy, peace, direction and fulfillment it has brought me my entire life!

How I live my faith

I am currently a bishop in my local congregation. In the mormon church that is a non-paid position where we take leadership responsibility for a one of many congregations or wards consisting of about 150 active people. We are both a spiritual leader and in charge of welfare assistance to ward and community members. I have served as a men's group leader, a teacher, a secretary and as a missionary in the past. These have all been wonderful opportunities that have blessed me and my family. The biggest responsibility I have however, is being a father in my home. I believe the greatest good I will ever do for the world is to raise children of character that will continue to tradition of faithful service in their families, the church and the comminity in which they live.