Jim and his wife Rhonda live in Eden Prairie. They have two Children, Steele Smiley and Shannon Laffond (Jonathan). They have five grandchildren ages 19-9. The small church feel and caring nature of St. Andrew members drew them to the church. Jim ushers every third month. He also participates in the Saturday morning Dad’s group. Rhonda does Manna Meals prep, the funeral reception committee and Wednesday’s Women of the Word. Jim’s career was with US West and the old Bell System and then leading two different Eden Prairie-based companies. Jim currently is an executive coach and sits on several for-profit Company Boards. Jim will depend on his experience in company leadership and governance while working on Church Council matters.