Seattle Service Missionaries


Ken & Laura Mattson

Renton, WA

Ken and Laura Mattson reside just east of Renton, Washington a short distance from Seattle. They were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple in 1973 and are the parents of 4 grown children and 13 grandchildren, all of which live nearby in the Puget Sound area.

Ken, originally from Wisconsin, is an adult convert to the Church and was baptized shortly after he received a Bachelor’s Degree from U.C.L.A. Two weeks after baptism, he met Laura at an LDS Institute activity, and one year after his baptism, they were married in the Los Angeles Temple. Ken later received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. He is a Delta Air Lines retiree and is currently working at the Boeing Company in Regulatory Affairs (Latin America).

Laura, originally from Southern California, is a life-long member of the Church and attended California State University, Northridge before marriage. While their family was young, Laura spent her time as a stay-at-home Mom. She eventually completed and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Central Washington University. Laura has worked as a income tax specialist with Gallina LLP and Merrill Carlson & Co, PLLC for the last 24 years.

Ken has served as YM President, Ward Mission leader, Gospel Doctrine Instructor, Stake High Councilor, Bishopric-1st Counselor and is currently High Priest Group Leader.

Laura has served as Primary teacher and Counselor in the ward Primary Presidency, Ward Young Women’s advisor, Nursery Leader, Stake Young Women’s President, Ward Relief Society President and Counselor, and currently as the Stake Relief Society President.

Their two sons are returned Missionaries and their daughters are stay-at-home moms. All four of their children have received Bachelor’s Degrees, their oldest son and daughter-in-law from BYU Provo, and their youngest daughter and son-in-law from BYU-I.

Ken is a Civil War and World War II enthusiast and enjoys travel and skiing. Laura enjoys reading and traveling. They both love spending time with their children and grandchildren. They have also recently enjoyed spending time working on family history and finding ancestors for whom they can do Temple ordinance work.

They look forward to this new opportunity to serve with the students of BYU-I in accomplishing their potential careers and internship goals.

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