Presenting . . .
Kevin & Robin Riggins
My husband and I had a most enjoyable visit with Kevin and Robin. This is a very energetic, active and committed couple. They joined the Westkirk family in March of 2006. After being in a larger church, they felt they wanted a change. They were looking for a church with a more traditional service, a smaller church campus and with biblical teaching. We are blessed that they found Westkirk.
They already have taken on many responsibilities. Robin has recently been appointed Clerk of the Session and taught Sunday school this summer. Kevin sings in the choir, leads the Genesis course, and is now involved in forming a Westkirk Technology Committee.
Kevin was an “Army Brat” and by age 14, he had lived in 7 states. He graduated from high school in Oklahoma and in 1995 moved to Iowa to be near the rest of his family. Robin is originally from Nebraska. S h e m o v e d t o D e n i s o n , I o w a a n d g r a d u a t e d f r o m t h e i r h i g h s c h o o l . K e v i n ’ s c o n t i n u e d e d u c a t i o n w a s a Computer Science degree from Simpson College in Indianola. Science from Central College in Pella. Robin received her degree in Political
How these two people met is a true love story. Their parents happened to live in the same neighborhood (cul-de-sac) in Ankeny. As mother’s often do, they visited about their children and knew they had ones of the same ages. Kevin’s mom happened to ask Robin if she was doing anything special on Valentine’s Day. Robin’s answer was, “No, not especially.” Then Kevin’s mom proceeded to make a valentine card for Kevin with a clever saying indicating that this girl would like a phone call and included Robin’s phone number. Kevin did, in fact, call Robin on that Valentine’s Day in 1996, had a blind date, and has now been married to “the girl next door” for 9 years!
Kevin’s parents still live in Ankeny. He has a sister in Cedar Rapids and a brother-in-law and nephew in Eddyville. Robin’s parents also live in Ankeny and is from a family of five sisters. Robin is several minutes older than her twin sister who resides in Worthington, Minnesota. Two sisters live in the Des Moines area and a second set of twins live in Iowa and Wisconsin.
Robin’s hobbies consist of being an avid reader, quilting, stamping and gardening with a special interest in English rose bushes. Kevin is also an avid reader, fascinated with the stock market, and enjoys riding his bike. They have a joint interest in attending the Des Moines Symphony. One of the highlights during their marriage was a 10-day trip to England. Robin researched and planned the trip. It was clear that it was a wonderful experience for them.
Kevin is a Network Security Analyst with Principal. Robin is a Compliance and Litigation Specialist with FBL Financial Group, Inc. They have made their home in Urbandale since 1999 and share their home with a loving and spoiled Corgi dog named Jack.
This interesting and personable couple has many things to share with our Westkirk family. I’m sure you will find that any chance you have to visit with the Riggins will be time very well spent! Please join me in
extending a warm welcome to Kevin and Robin.
. . . by Barb Asman