My wife and I have served as the Associate Pastors of the Sheffield Church of God for the last 20 years.  Prior to arriving at Sheffield, we worked at the Parma Park Church of God, where I served as the principal for the Parma Park Christian Life Academy, director of the Parma Park Kiddie Kollege, and Minister of Christian Education for 20 years.
 
Marcia and I live in North Ridgeville, Ohio with our little Shih Tzu Cooper.  We are the proud parents of Jim Jr. who along with his wife Jen also serve on the staff at the Sheffield Church.  Their little boy Maxwell James is the joy of our life.
 
Marcia works at Baldwin Wallace University in the Bursar’s Office.  She is also a licensed Massage Therapist.  We met at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Christian Education.  I also continued my education at Ashland Theological Seminary where I received a Master’s in Religious Education.
 
The Shaffer family loves to travel.  You can find me at an area stock car racetrack almost every Saturday night throughout the summer.