James (Jim) Johanik and his family have been attending College Church since 2014 and began serving on the pastoral staff in 2023. Jim grew up in nearby Lombard, IL, and came to faith in Christ in high school through a relationship formed with a Wheaton College student and football player.
Jim spent over 16 years in the capital markets technology industry before entering into full-time ministry in 2010. Prior to joining the pastoral staff of College Church, Jim held leadership roles with Fellowship of Christians Athletes (FCA) and Campus Crusade for Christ (Cru) and currently coaches high school football at nearby Wheaton Academy. Jim holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Wheaton College and an M.B.A from Northwestern University.
Jim is married to Heidi, who together have five children and two grandchildren.