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Hi I'm McKay

I'm a proud father. I have a wonderful wife who is supportive of my busy accounting job. I love all sports and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The most important thing to me is my family. I have been married to a spectacular woman for nearly 12 years. She is truly the love of my life. We have four wonderful children that bring us much joy. Our kids are busy playing piano, violin, soccer, t-ball, softball, gymnastics, etc. They sure keep us busy. I studied accounting in college and ended up working for one of the Big Four accounting firms in Boston. We lived there for three years and absolutely loved it. We loved the history of the area, the friends we were able to make, and even the snow covered winters. Boston was also fun for me as a huge sports fan and I immediately became fan of the Boston sports team. We were even able to enjoy the Red Sox World Series win in 2004, their first World Championship in 86 years! What a fun experience. We now live in Arizona where I work for a local CPA firm. We enjoy having family nearby so our kids can play with their cousins and we can go to Sunday dinner with my inlaws. The winters are very nice aind our kids loving riding their bikes, jumping on the trampoline and swimming during the summer. With the beautiful winters, I just wish I had more time to play golf. Tax season keeps me extremely busy during the nicest part of the year. I love all sports, but my favorite is golf. I have played golf since I was very young and have loved it ever since. I also play basketball once a week with friends from Church. It is fun to get some exercise and have some friendly competition.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon all my life. I grew up in a great family where I was taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I strived to become like Jesus as a youth, but my understanding of my Savior Jesus Christ grew by leaps and bounds when I spent a couple months studying abroad in israel. What a life changing experience. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the people of Jerusalem, Judaism, and Islam. But the best part of the experience was learning about and growing closer to my Savior. We studied the Old and New Testaments on a daily basis and visited the locations where the events of the Bible took place. I always say you don't have to walk where Jesus walked to come to know Him, but it can be a sureal experience. I know my Savior lives. I have felt His love and influence in my life. He lived and died for us to show us the way and provide us the opportunity to obtain Eternal Life with our Father. I strive to better emulate His live each day.

How I live my faith

I have had many experiences that have helped me establish my faith in Christ and and the value of keeping His commandments, but nothing has increased my faith more than to see how the Gospel blesses the lives of my children. Life has it's bumps and even sometimes mountains. It can be hard, but as my Bishop says, "You can do hard things!" As a parent, I hurt when my kids hurt, but I am overjoyed to see them find true happiness in life. Recently, one of my kids had a major meltdown. We had a heart to heart discussion that was extremely tense at first, but I really tried to love my child as Jesus loves does. As my child felt that love, the Holy Spirit was able to provide a much needed calming influence to both of us. There was a tangible change that took place and my child was able to work through the issue and recognize how to deal with the issue in the future. My faith in Christ and my membership in His restored church pretty much define who I am. It permeates every facet of my life. My faith helps me be honest in my work as an accountant. My faith gives me strength. My faith helps me see the good in life and the people I come into contact with. My faith helps me serve my fellow man. My faith helps me love my family better and more intensely. I can't imagine my life without my faith.