Jim is the pastor of Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church, Ellison Bay, Wisconsin
Steering Team and National Strategy Team, Industrial Areas Foundation
Board of Directors, Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois
PADS of DuPage County
Advisor, Glen Ellyn Children’s Center
BA – Concordia University, Nebraska
M.Div. – S.T.M. Concordia Seminary, St Louis
Door County REALTOR since 1985. Former Broker/Owner Door County Horizons Realtors. # 1 Coldwell Banker Agent in Door County since 2011.
Past President of Door County Board of Realtors and 2 term MLS President, Board of Directors.
Wisconsin Realtor Association Public Policy Committee.
President, Friends of Potawatomi State Park Inc.
Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary, Membership Chair, Board of Directors, Shipyard Tours.
Vice President-Retail Banking at Bank First. Worked in banking and finance since 2001. Expertise in lending and financial services.
Door County Board of Realtors – Advocacy Committee – Recipient of the Affiliate of the Year (2021)
Door County Home Builders Association – Treasurer
Door County Humane Society/Wisconsin Humane Society
Habitat for Humanity
BA – Psychology and Counseling Foundations, University of Wisconsin -Stout
Principal, Mosaic Property Ventures. Worked in affordable housing finance and development since 2001. Expertise in real estate development, finance, community (re)development.
Appleton Redevelopment Authority, Chair
Trout Museum of Art, Board of Directors
Wisconsin Partnership for Housing Development, Board Chair
BBA –Real Estate and Urban Land Economics, University of Wisconsin
“I live in Baileys Harbor with my husband and two sons, in what is these days, considered a very small house. In my (woefully lacking) free time, I enjoy reading, traveling, photography, yoga and watching Law & Order.”
Director, Door County Land Use Services Department since 2006. Worked in Door County land use planning since 1996. Expertise in land use planning, zoning, community (re)development, housing policy, environmental policy.
Door County Economic Development Corporation Attainable Housing Committee member
Greater Escarpment Organization of Door County (GEO-DC) board and founding member
Door County Sister City Program coordinator
Gibraltar Schools Parent Advisory Committee member
Volunteer coordinator for two Baileys Harbor groups working on community (re)development and housing issues
Door County Green Fund board and founding member
BA – American Studies, Grinnell College in American Studies
MA – Planning, Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.
“Proud to be a founding member and/or past president of other charitable activities since moving to Door County in 1976: Door County Commission on Aging, American Red cross, United Way, Sturgeon Bay Education Foundation. Crossroads at Big Creek, DC Legal Aid Society, DC Volunteer Center, Third Avenue Playhouse, Sturgeon Bay School Board, “Bootstrap” Scholarship Foundation, Sturgeon Bay “Da Vinci” Scholarship Award Program, and Door County Irish Arts.”
Retired Attorney at Law, banking and finance specialty
Retired commander, U.S. Navy, Viet Nam veteran
Door County Boys and Girls Club Finance Committee
Door County Humane Society
Birch Creek Music Center Board of Trustees
Bay View Lutheran Church Council
Door County Rotary Service Club Coalition
Door County Habitat for Humanity
Door County Legal Aid Society
Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club
Crossroads at Big Creek Conservation and Nature Center
Nominee, Door County Golden Heart Award for Career Public Service (2007)
Recipient, Door County Golden Heart Award for Adult Community Service (2016)
BA – Duke University
JD University of Wisconsin
“I’m the father of three children at Sevastopol (Ezra 12, Ophelia 10, Paxton 7) and the husband to Kristine. We’ve recently returned from a two-year-long sailing trip from Door County to the Bahamas.”
Self employed at Linnan Law Firm, LLC.
Sturgeon Bay Rotary Club
BA – University of Wisconsin- Green Bay
JD – Drake University Law School
“I have lived in Sister Bay year round for 36 years with my wife, Joan, married for 58 years. We have two children, Cheryl and Warren, and two grandchildren, Samantha and Alex. I’ve played golf since I was 14 and still get out at least twice a week, playing Peninsula. We also enjoy cruising and heading south for a couple of months in the winter.”
We’ve owned and operated the Country House Resort, next to our home, for 32 years. The resort has 46 rooms and suites with 27 acres and 1,100’ of shoreline. Before that, I was president of Zaug’s Vending & Food Service Management, Appleton, WI, for 20 years.
Appleton Rotary Club, member for 58 years, maintaining some relationship with the community where we raised our family and had many friends.
Peninsula Players Theatre, Board of Directors, Treasurer and currently on Housing and Finance Committees since 1994.
Door County Visitor Bureau, Board of Directors and Treasurer for eight years while we enacted the county wide room tax which enabled us to increase our marketing effort more than tenfold and expand tourism.
BA, Liberal Arts – University of Chicago
MBA, Finance – Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago
Former Board Members
Myles Dannhausen, Jr.
Reverend Barb Sajna
The Door County Housing Partnership is creating a stable supply of permanently affordable housing for year-round residents to maintain the character, vibrancy, and diversity of the Door County community.
PO Box 342 Baileys Harbor, WI 54202 (920) 421-5090