Jim grew up attending a Lutheran church on a weekly basis. After attending church sporadically in college and his early adult life, Jim was drawn to salvation in Jesus Christ in his mid-thirties. Recognizing that the merits of education, hard-work and good citizenship did not bring satisfaction promised in the American Dream; Jim’s heart was turned toward Christ Jesus for salvation. Jim recognizes his talents and hard work are but dirty rags and that his heart is filled with wretched selfishness and deceit. Jim and his wife Kim were saved by grace in the mercy of Jesus Christ alone through repentance and being born again in service to Jesus Christ our Lord and King!
Jim is enriched by serving the church members using his leadership, facilities and care for people. Jim and Kim enjoy opening their home for grace groups, hosting new families for fellowship, coordinating ship support ministries, providing input to elders and reaching out to brothers and sisters in physical and spiritual need. Jim desires to become a biblical counselor later in life.
Jim is married to his wife Kimberly and has two young boys residing in Lakeville, MN. Kimberly stepped back from the medical profession and business ownership to raise and homeschool their two boys. The boys are involved in homeschool cooperatives, scouts and community athletics. Dad and the boys spend time on outdoor adventures and camping. The boys are spatial thinkers desiring to study flying, space, home design, construction and marketing.
Jim started his Air Force career as a traditional member of the National Guard while working as a civil engineering consultant. He also worked in information technology specializing in systems analysis, databases and network management. Jim has led highly successful teams in information management, engineering, facilities, emergency management and contingency planning. Jim serves in a senior leadership capacity for the Minnesota National Guard coordinating with local, regional and national agencies for support to civil authorities. Jim hope to retire in the coming years and open a family business with Kim to train his boys I providing for their wife, children and local church.