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Hi I'm Kelly

I live in Utah with my beautiful wife, Andrea. We have 6 children and 3 grandchildren and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah and am now raising my family in Utah. I love the outdoors and spend my free time fishing and golfing, but mainly supporting my children in their sport's pursuits. I spent two years in Canada, serving a mission for my church. During which time I built a foundation for my life based on Christian values. After returning from my mission I completed my college education earning a degree in Computer Information Systems. After spending several years pursuing a career, I realized my passion was in being a business owner not an employee, so at 29 years old, I along with a partner became Subway Sandwich Franchise owners. Since that time I have owned and operated many businesses and currently have a business that provides me the great blessing to work from home around my greatest asset, my family. My family is such a strength to me. It is amazing to me how much we can learn from our children. Now as I have older children who are having children of their own, I am amazed at what great parents and people they have become. In my missionary service and business dealings, I have come to meet so many wonderful people from all over the world who I now consider friends. I have learned that one of life's greatest blessings are the relationships we develop with people who cross our paths.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, (Mormons). At 8 years old, I was baptized into the church at that time. The fall of that same year, after my mom and all of us children returned home late one evening from a church activity, we discovered my dad had left. With no note or explanation he just vanished, leaving me to wonder why. It was at this time that I had to turn to those things I had been taught about prayer and faith. Because I had tender feelings and wanted my father to return home, I plead with God to keep him save and to make sure my dad knew that I loved him. Though the weeks and months passed with no word from my father, the thoughts and prayers were centered on him. As I mentioned, it was at this time that I learned what faith really means. Because I was at a tender age, I felt that if I simply believed strong enough in having my dad return then it would happen. Nine months after my father left our family, I was called home one day to find policemen and our church clergyman visiting with my family. I was informed that my dad had been found. With that news I was excited but noticed that all of my family members were crying. Then I was informed that it was my dad's body that had been discovered. Though this was a very difficult experience, it became the beginning of my testimony into why I believe so strongly in the mormon doctrine. I have come to realize faith is following God, our Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ despite the challenges we are faced with in this life. It is putting our complete trust in them and living according to the things they have taught. I have come to understand, there is a plan of salvation or plan of happiness which includes living beyond this earth life with our families. I will see my dad again and he will know I love him.

How I live my faith

My faith is the basis of my life. I have married someone who too lives by her faith and together we strive to live worthy of the blessings we continue to receive in our lives. We owe everything we are and have to Him who gave us life. Because of those feelings of gratitude and our desire to follow the Savior, we accept callings to serve in different responsibilities within our church. I have served as Sunday School Teacher for both the youth and adults, I have served as leader and adviser with our youth, I have served as a member of our Bishopric, which oversees the needs of our members. Though these callings pay no money for the blessings I have received from serving are priceless. I believe being a true believer and follower Jesus Christ is not a sabbath day occurrence, but involves a lifelong commitment to strive to emulate what he would do in all aspects of our lives from business to pleasure. I am far from a perfect person, but I know that if I strive each day then I am moving closer to Him who set the perfect example. I believe that through His atonement can we rid ourselves of sin and make weaknesses become strengths and sorrows can be replaced with peace.