Jim Skinner

What brought you to Otterbein?
My parents attended Neisz Church and then Otterbein.

How long have you been in the ministry?
Actively, for about the last 10 years.

Tell me about your family.
Married to high school sweetheart Peaches for 44 years. We have two daughters and son-in-laws, Jennifer (Josh) and Jody (Donald). We have 4 grandkids: Kylie (16), Carly (12), Grace (10), and Cooper (6). Jennifer, Josh and family live in Alabama. Jody, Donald and family live in Bolivar, Ohio.

What are your hobbies/recreational interests?
Camping, trapshooting, sports, tinkering in the garage.

What is your favorite quote?
“Don’t sweat the small stuff” – Chuck Skinner

What was your first job?
Bus Boy at Bear Creek Steakhouse

What is your proudest moment?
Welcoming our children and grandchildren into the world.

What was your childhood ambition?
Airplane pilot – But, I had to get eyeglasses @ age 12.

What inspires you?
Genuine people, a job well done.

What has God been teaching you lately?
To have faith and believe that He is in control!

What is your favorite part of your job?
Taking care of the church and grounds, making it inviting to all who worship or visit.

What is your favorite scripture reading/song?
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)