Bio – Jim
Director of Music Ministries
phone: 651.454.3944 ext. 33
Jim was born in Cook, Minnesota and grew up in Duluth. He attended the College of St. Scholastica, Northwestern College, and received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from UMD. He taught secondary vocal music in Hermantown, MN for 6 years and moved down to the Twin Cities in 1988 and has served as music minister in churches since that time.
At present, in addition to serving as Advent’s music minister, Jim plays piano for the children’s shows at the Old Log Theatre in Excelsior and for the Metropolitan Male Chorus. He directs the Richfield Silvernotes senior citizen choir and can be seen substitute teaching in the Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Farmington, and Lakeville school districts.
Jim and his wife, Ronica, live in Apple Valley, and boast their proudest accomplishments: five children — Helienna, Hannah, Tim, Holly, and Taylor; and one grandson…so far (Calvin).