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Hi I'm Gary E Kitchen

I'm was born in UT and grew up in TX. I live in Santa Rosa, CA with my wife and family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of eleven children and now have my own family with wife and children. My family is the most important part of my life. I enjoy serving in church, spending time with family and being President and Chief Executive of RIC Insurance General Agency, Inc. I also am part owner of the company. I enjoy sports, listening to music, travelling and reading although I don't have much time for reading. I enjoy history, culture. languages, current events and anything about the different peoples of the earth. I attended Brigham Young University where I met my wife. I graduated with a Finance Degree from California State University-Sacramento.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young teenager in an Mormon family, I realized that it was important to me to make up my own mind about the church rather than just follow the path because my parents did. There is a promise in the Book of Mormon, Moroni 10:3-5 where it clearly lays out a way that each individual can find out for themselves if Mormonism is true. I took the challenge and learned of its truthfulness. In John 7:17, the Savior says if we will do his will, we shall know of the doctrine. I have also found that to be true.

How I live my faith

I strive to be more like the Savior every day. I'm currently serving as 1st Counselor in the Stake Presidency and this calling allows me to see Christ-like living amongst the members of our stake. It is really amazing to me the service that they provide to others. I also enjoy home teaching where I'm assigned to visit a few families each month to see how they are doing and share time with them.