Pastor Jim serves as Lead Pastor at Life In Christ Fellowship. He has served in this capacity since 2018. He also works as a Physical Therapist with Munger PT. Having attended LICF his entire life, he was first drawn to ministry at the age of 21. He believes that the church is the hands and feet and Christ and serving others is an integral part of the ministry.

     Jim is ordained under Elim Fellowship (Lima, NY). He has been in a variety of leadership roles of the last twenty years. His personal missions are to challenge people with Biblical teachings, change lives for Christ, develop leaders, and to proclaim the hope of Jesus.

     Jim is married to Sara; they have two beautiful daughters, Grace and Evelyn. Grace went to be with the Lord in 2016.

Jim Achatz

Lead Pastor

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     Pastor Paul answered a call to ministry as a teenager and after high school earned a Bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministry from Lee University. He has served as a youth pastor in several different churches, but began serving as Associate Pastor at Life in Christ Fellowship in 2020. He currently has licensure as a pastor through Elim Fellowship (Lima, NY).

     Paul and his wife Wendy live in St. Clair, and have 1 daughter and 2 sons - Hannah, Luke and Kalvin.

Paul Heid
Assistant Pastor


     Becca and was born and raised in a musical family with parents who served in full time ministry. She has been a part of worship teams since the age of 13, as a background vocalist, piano player, and then as a worship leader.

     She became a registered nurse in 2003, then pursued the call of God to attend bible school at Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from there in 2006 with a Diploma of Ministry in Worship and Creative Arts. She served as the worship director for another area church until 2008 when she met Aaron Achatz, a lifelong member of Life in Christ Fellowship. They married in 2009 and she served as a member of the LICF worship team until taking over as the head of the worship department in 2016.

     Becca and Aaron, who also is a member of the worship team, live in Casco Township and have 2 daughters - Jana and Tessa.

 Becca Achatz

Worship Leader