Jim Kauffmann has been involved at Grace Community Fellowship since its planning stages in 1992. He has served as an elder since its official beginning in 1997. Jim grew up in a pastor's home in Illinois before attending college in Indiana where he met his wife, Deb. He taught high school physical education for 3 years in Ohio prior to moving to Minnesota. He is a co-owner of a travel agency in the Twin Cities. He and Deb have seven children and two grandchildren.