Jim Megchelsen is now in the midst of his 23rd year as Pastor of Grace OPC. He and his wife Trish moved with their family to the Kane County in the fall of 1997 to begin working with Grace just as it was being established as a congregation.
Jim grew up in a Christian home in Southeast Iowa. He met Trish at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA, where he graduated in 1987 with a degree in Biblical Studies. After he and Trish were married they moved to Escondido, CA where Jim attended Westminster Theological Seminary in order to pursue a calling to the pastoral ministry.
After graduating, Pastor Megchelsen served as an associate pastor at New Life OPC in San Diego before he and Trish returned to the Midwest to set down roots.
Jim and Trish have four grown children and greatly enjoy living and ministering in the area. In addition to his love for pastoring and his family, Jim enjoys reading, movies, baseball and rooting the Iowa Hawkeyes.