Jim Mustain is the founder and Executive Director of Loving Community a faith-based, 501(c)(3) public charity encompassing eight varying community initiatives. Previously he led churches in roles ranging from Executive Pastor to Pastor of Community and Life Transformation.
Jim describes his experiences and life journey as “growing older and hopefully wiser, a grateful mercy recipient, a follower of the friend of sinners, in love with his family and community, and a life and kingdom adventurer”.
His role at Loving Community is one of a Community Pastor and Neighborhood Advocate. Along with his wife Sharon an elementary school teacher, they are passionate practitioners of missional living and discipling others. They are relationally imbedded in their community in numerous capacities.
Jim serves on the Board of Directors of the Lewisville Area Chamber of Commerce and Christian Community Action, is Chairman of Leadership Lewisville, holds Place Number 7 on the City of Lewisville’s Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee, and is President of the Rockbrook Homeowner’s Association.
Additionally he develops, leads, and trains volunteers for kid’s mentoring programs in LISD, is the Director of Forge Dallas a missionary training organization, speaks and consults with nonprofits, civic groups, and churches. Loving Community was honored to be selected as the 2016 Nonprofit of the Year in the Lewisville area.
Jim’s formal education spans the disciplines of theology, counseling, business, and leadership. He has been awarded numerous certifications and undergraduate degrees. His graduate work is in the field of non-profit management where he holds an MBA degree from Liberty University. He is a graduate of Class 30 of Leadership Lewisville and the City of Lewisville’s Citizens University.
Jim & Sharon are native Oklahomans and have lived in Lewisville, TX the past ten years. College sweethearts, they’ve been married for 38 years, have three young adult children and spouses, four grandchildren, and their Boston Terrier, Boomer. They enjoy the outdoors, backpacking, travel, and good food & drink with friends. Their hope is to model a “place making” way of life and ministry based on the teachings and example of Jesus of being a good neighbor. (John 1:14)
Bruce Quill is a Volunteer & Business Specialist with Loving Community. Bruce is part of a growing population of retired corporate executives whose values include community involvement and volunteering. They embrace the philosophy of “retired from work, but not from life!”
After a successful career in the field of human resource management spanning 35 years, 23 of those with ST Microelectronics, in January 2018 Bruce opted for an early retirement. While at ST Microelectronics he developed and managed local community involvement activities for the company’s 2,000 employees that supported local educational and environmental initiatives.
Bruce began volunteering with Loving Community in 2016 through the Loving Reading program at LISD’s Rockbrook Elementary School. He and other volunteers from his company invested time weekly reading to students. The reading program’s mantra “helping kids imagine” inspired Bruce to do some imagining of his own about a key role in community volunteering after retirement.
Now in retirement Bruce has chosen to join the Loving Community team helping to build and improve upon the volunteering experience for others and helping companies establish employee volunteer plans for their own companies.
He began his new role in March 2018 and says, “I discovered a passion for serving those in the local community and hope to continue to fuel this passion through my involvement with Loving Community by helping others give back one hour at a time!”
Bruce has been married to his wife, Rosie, for 28 years, and is the proud father of two adult daughters. He has attended Valley Ranch Baptist Church for the last 15 years and is a graduate of The Ohio State University.