Woodland Shores is excited to announce that Pastor Jim Oakley has accepted the call to be our pastor! He will begin full-time on May 1.
Jim has most recently been Pastor of Youth and Small Groups at Hope Evangelical Free Church, Roscoe, Illinois, a church of over 600 where he preached on occasion, served on the board, and led an adult group.
He is a 2005 Master of Divinity graduate of Trinity Evangelical, a seminary in Deerfield, north of Chicago; and a 2000 B.A. graduate from Central Michigan University, with a major in broadcasting and cinematic arts.
He was married for almost eight years before his wife died of brain cancer, and Jim is engaged to be married this summer to Audra, who is a part-time worship leader at a church in Roscoe and a school teacher.