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Hi I'm Kurt

I'm married and have four kids. I love my job as a high school Spanish teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After spending two years in northern Spain I married my beautiful wife Kristi and became a high school Spanish teacher. We have two boys and two girls and I love being with my family - playing games, going for walks or just hanging out. I played water polo in high school and loved basketball (growing up in southern California I was a big fan of the "Showtime" LA Lakers). I also really enjoy golf. I love to travel and have taken groups of students to Spain several times. My family and I also spent six weeks driving across the U.S. - it was so fun! In 2008 I found out that I have a genetic heart condition and I now have an implanted defibrillator. I love just about all types of Spanish music and wish I could dance. But I can juggle and walk on my hands. In my work I'm passionate about using storytelling to help my students learn to understand and speak Spanish.

Why I am a Mormon

I will be forever grateful to my parents, both of whom were converts to the Church, for teaching me as a child about our Heavenly Father's plan for us and nurturing my faith in the Savior. I'm also thankful that I've come to know for myself that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I read in both the Bible and the Book of Mormon each day and feel the Holy Spirit confirm that their witness of Christ is true - that He really was and is the Son of God and our Savior. This Church helps me and everyone to receive all the blessings of guidance, comfort, peace and happiness that His atoning sacrifice offers. I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Each day our family gets up at 5:30 am. We pray and read the scriptures together before my wife and son leave for seminary, an early morning Bible study class for high school students that she teaches. Reading the scriptures helps us to learn the teachings of Jesus Christ as we try to follow His example in our daily lives. Being members of the Church we often have opportunities to serve - one another, our neighbors, and in our community. I especially enjoy the chance to serve along side my family. On Sundays we attend worship services that help us feel closer to God. There we partake of the sacrament to remember the Savior’s sacrifice for us and renew the covenants we’ve made to follow Him.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

One of the things I love about our faith is the promise that marriage and family relationships can last forever. We believe that families are central to God's plan for His children and that Jesus Christ's atonement makes it possible for family relationships to endure beyond this life. My wife and my children, my parents and my brothers and sisters are all so important to me. I'm grateful for the assurance that, even though we'll be temporarily separated at death, we'll ultimately be reunited and live together forever in heaven. Show more Show less