Jim was an award-winning high school and college athlete, inducted into the Decatur Illinois Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018. He was also part of the Decatur Pride fastpitch softball team that won two National Championships. Now what is most important to him is Just Call Me Dad.
Jim is thankful he took advantage of the teachable moments in his children’s lives and often learned lessons from his kids at the same time. He is blessed to have his wife, Suzanne, an incredible mom to partner with, and his father, Ken, a great role model of unconditional love. It was a God-thing when a buddy asked him to play a one-day, 100-hole Golf Marathon for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is blessed that his church lives out its slogan: “Build the home! Change the world!”