Keynote Address: Seek This Jesus The joy of Living a Christ Centered Life Kim Peterson, Music by Terri Metcalf-Peterson
What is life like when Christ is at the center? Where is the majority of my focus each day?
Am I making room for Christ in my life?How do I build a deep and abiding faith in Him? How can I feel God’s love more and increase the amount of joy and peace I feel that comes from the power of the atonement of Jesus Christ?
“Before we can successfully undertake a personal search for Jesus, we must first prepare time for him in our lives and room for him in our hearts. In these busy days there are many who have time for golf, time for shopping, time for work, time for play—but no time for Christ.” “As we undertake our personal search for Jesus, aided and guided by the principle of prayer, it is fundamental that we have a clear concept of him whom we seek.The shepherds of old sought Jesus the child. But we seek Jesus the Christ, our Older Brother, our Mediator with the Father, our Redeemer, the Author of our salvation; he who was in the beginning with the Father; he who took upon himself the sins of the world and so willingly died that we might forever live. This is the Jesus whom we seek.”(President Thomas S. Monson“The Search for Jesus,”Ensign, Dec. 1990, 4–5).
Kim Peterson has a deep love of God and our Savior, Jesus Christ.He has shared this love with countless people as he has taught in Seminary and Institute for approximately 35 years, has been a favored speaker at EFY for 30 years as well as speaking in the “Know Your Religion” and “Education Week”for 20+ years. He has a BA in Psychology from the U of U, an MA in Communication from BYU and a PhD in Education from the University of Colorado. He served a mission in Thailand and has served in 6 stake missions with refugees.
Kim has a beautiful family and a joyful outlook on life.If you ask him he’ll say, “Today is the best day in this mortality!”In addition to teaching the gospel, Kim loves skiing, fishing, cycling and rock climbing.
Kim is currently an Institute Instructor at the Cedar City Institute as well as team teaching Primary with his wife, Terri. They have nine budding gospel scholars.