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Hi I'm Ken

As a youth, I played the drums; now I play with my grandchildren! I love my wife and family, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

The most important thing in my life is my family. My wife and I have three boys and three girls and now, with four of our children married, we have five grandchildren with another on the way. I love hiking, biking, and jogging, and just completed the 2013 Boston Marathon. Thank you, Bostonians, for your kindness and care throughout that difficult experience. I love listening to great music, learning, participating in many sports, and playing/reading with the family. Lou Gehrig was my childhood hero and I'm still a Yankees fan. My wife and I loved being able to attend a Yankees-Red Sox game at Yankee Stadium for our 30th anniversary, including seeing Derek Jeter! (Too bad the Sox won that game...) I work as a computer analyst for a healthcare company. Ever since young married life, I've wanted to be as self-sufficient as possible, including basic car maintenance. That's why, about 10 years ago, I bought a 1965 Mustang (in pretty bad shape) and I'm working, little by little, at restoring it. I'm grateful for the lessons of life that each day brings, including (perhaps, especially because of) the challenges and trials. Thank goodness for faith, family, and friends!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was reared in a Mormon family, I still have a conversion story. Indeed, I believe conversion is a life-long process--not a one-time event. For me, then, the conversion story continues, day by day. In fact, it's a minute-by-minute choice--whether to follow the Savior's teachings and whether to follow the Spirit's promptings. Unfortunately, I don't always choose the right. However, I have the desire to keep learning and to repent every day and, because I've felt the Savior's love for me in many different ways and on many occasions, I have faith that, each time I sincerely repent and strive to follow the Savior's path, I will feel forgiveness and peace in my heart and my home. Also, I have the desire to return to my Heavenly Father and to be with my family forever, and I have the faith that this is possible. One of my grandchildren passed away after only seven months of life, and I believe I can see and be with him again. The principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (The Mormons) provide that faith for me. Now it's up to me to choose it. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In addition to my personal hobbies and family life, I really enjoy spending time with scout-aged young men in my area. Each Sunday I teach 14 and 15 year-olds about the gospel of Jesus Christ and then, during the week, I love sharing activity time with them--often in the out-of-doors. The young men plan activities that reinforce gospel principles of honesty, integrity, and service. Of course, encouraging the young men to pursue advancement within the Boy Scout program is important in our activities, as well. (We hope to hold four Eagle courts of honor this summer!)