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Hi I'm Kurt

I'm an engineer, a woodworker, a husband, a father and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My Dad was in the Air Force family so we moved a lot as a kid, but I've lived in Oregon 9 years and so this is home now. I'm married and my wife and I have 8 children all of them still at home. We have a busy, crazy home and we love it. One in a while I get to spend some time in the shop (garage) building furniture. I'm a computer engineer and work on a team designing chips for supercomputers.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a descendent of Mormon pioneers and was raised in a home active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am grateful to have been raised with wonderful examples both from my parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and neighbors who exemplified Christ in the way they lived and who taught me the gospel from a young age. Early in my life I came to know for myself that this is God's church restored to the earth and that it contains all of the truths and authority that I need to return to live with my Heavenly Father. Study of the Book of Mormon was the key to coming to that understanding and it continues to be the cornerstone of my testimony. When I read the stories and teachings in that book I can feel the power and the truth of the words. It speaks to my mind (my very logical engineering mind), it speaks to my heart and it speaks to my soul. I have come to know that happiness comes from aligning my will with God's and in serving Him with all of my heart. My greatest wish is that my children will choose to embrace the gospel and be faithful as I know it will bring them great happiness. I also know that we will have the opportunity to be a family forever.

How I live my faith

I love that the church has given me opportunities to serve. Right now I am a primary teacher which means that I teach 5 and 6 year olds at church. You can see that they want to do what is right and they are so eager to learn. I also work with the young men age 12-18 in Boy Scouts and have an opportunity to help them prepare for life. Some of my greatest joys of service in the church are from helping a young man to have a better week at school or to make a decision in his life or to just have a chance to get to know them and to see what remarkable people they are.