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Hi I'm Ken

I was born in Wyoming and grew up in Alaska. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In one way or another, I've been involved with the building trade for nearly 40 years. I like to work. I learned to work hard, and to love to work, on my grandparents' ranch in Wyoming. I play the bass guitar in a country band that practices at my house weekly. I don't have a lot of formal training, but I love music, especially the old country and western songs that my mom played on the radio while I was growing up. I am an avid runner, logging about 16-20 miles per week. My wife and I have been married for 38 years, and have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. I am also a kidney-transplant recipient. My brother donated a kidney to me almost 15 years ago.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was 18 years old. It is a long story, but briefly, I was introduced to the church by the girl who became my wife. She wasn't actually a member yet, and we both got baptized the same night, along with my brother and another friend. From the time I first spoke to the missionaries, the gospel made sense to me. I had some basic Christian beliefs from childhood and what I learned seemed to logically add to it. I have a hard time articulating my spiritual feelings, but living the gospel makes my life run smoother, makes sense for me, and makes me happy.

How I live my faith

My life revolves around my faith, whether that means spending time with family, working at the temple each week, cleaning the local chapel, or attending Sunday meetings. I have taught Sunday school for children and teenagers, been a Boy Scout leader, and helped in the administration of our local congregation. Right now, I am serving in a congregation for young single adults, in addition to weekly service in the temple.