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Hi I'm Kelly

I'm a father of three, a grandfather of three, and I live in Colorado. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am just a regular guy who works, has a great family, and enjoys spending time with both. My educational background is in Electrical Engineering and I have worked in the telecommunications industry for over 25 years. I have a wonderful wife who I have been married to for over 30 years, three children and three grandchildren (so far). I love to travel and explore new places; and I enjoy warm weather, rain, and outdoor activities. I played the drums when I was younger, and still sometimes we get the "old men" together to form a band and see if we still have it! Before going to college I served a mission in Argentina, one of the best experiences of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon familiy that had a long heritage of Church Membership - even back to the Mormon Pioneers. But being born in the Church is far from the reason that I have held and cherished that faith throughout my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ and the knowledge of God and the Plan of Salvation have become an anchor to me. With that knowledge, all of life makes sense. That doesn't mean it is always easy, but it makes sense and I understand the value of this life and all its experiences. Being a Mormon does not make me better than anyone else, but it sure makes me better than what I would be without it! I believe and take to heart a scripture that says "men are that they might have joy." And so I believe that by living the Gospel of Jesus Christ a person can receive a level of joy that cannot be attained any other way. One more important thing to me is the value that the Mormon faith places on families, and the teachings of how families can be eternal. It is all so complete and beautiful. I cannot imagine life without it.

How I live my faith

I have had the opportunity to serve in several capacities in my local church congregation. From working with the youth to working with the older men; from teaching gospel lessons to church leadership and administration. That is one thing that is so special about Church membership - the opportunity to give meaninful service in a variety of ways. I currently serve in a member missionary capacity and I teach a Sunday School class. These are some of the ways that I live my faith more formally. But living my faith is a daily way of life - not just a Sunday experience. I strive to live a good life, being honest and of service to others. I do all I can to adhere to high ethical and moral values. Many people know that Mormons do not smoke or drink or use other harmful products. Following those guidelines has brought me health, mental clarity, and true enjoyment of life -nothing artificially induced. This makes it sound like I don't have any faults! Well, nothing could be farther from the truth. I regularly stumble and fall. But what I love about my Church and the gospel that it teaches, is that there is a sure standard and I know when and how corrections need to be made.