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Hi I'm Kerry

I'm happily married, a father of five children (including triplets), a marathon runner, a physician, and a Mormon.

About Me

I've been happily married for 15 years and love each of our five beautiful children. Perhaps our biggest family surprise was our three triplets,who were born just 4 years ago. They're active, playful, occasionally incontinent(!), and adorable. Our two oldest girls are in grade school. They're wonderful older siblings, social, (mostly) obedient, and happy to be alive. I love being a family physician. I established my own practice over 8 years ago and love the autonomy of facilitating and furthering my patients' healthcare. My practice partner, Steve, and I have worked together for just over one year. We have 3 excellent physician assistants that work with us along with 15 other hardworking employees. I love running marathons. I would've never said this 20 years ago, but running has been my hobby and stress release for the past 10 years. I will run my third Boston marathon in 2012.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Mormon faith and haven't deviated from it. I've stayed Mormon because I'm incredibly happy trying my best to be a good Christian while realizing my character is a work in progress! I have come to appreciate Christ's boundless and unconditional love for everyone of us, God's children. I have also come to appreciate God's forgiveness, which is also unconditional, and am learning to be more forgiving myself. Perhaps having five children and a forgiving wife has increased my capacity to forgive.

How I live my faith

I am a counselor in our bishopric, which is the governing body of a ward, a basic unit in the Mormon faith. I spend a considerable amount of time with all members of the ward doing the following: extending callings or opportunities for members to serve; interviewing members to ascertain worthiness for temple worship; teaching 14-15 year old youth; and giving lessons in other group meetings. I am also a mission medical adviser to the 180 Mormon missionaries serving in my community.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Through the grace of Jesus Christ, all of us may become the kind of people God wants us to become. We can become more humble, grateful, Christ-like, and forgiving all because of Christ's atonement, or sacrifice for our sins. While I hope that grace saves me at the end of my life, I need Christ's grace to save me today! Daily living is oftentimes difficult enough--parenting, employment, and marriage--so we need Christ to make up the difference when our own efforts to become like Him feel inadequate. Show more Show less