Jim Mellado, President

"I am passionate about what can happen when God captures the heart of a faith community and it becomes a life-transforming agent to its community and the world—as He intended." - Jim Mellado


Jim Mellado is president of Willow Creek Association, responsible for providing overall leadership to staff and volunteers, helping accomplish our purpose of maximizing the life-transformation effectiveness of local churches. With the WCA since 1992, Jim has served as its president since 1993.

He graduated cum laude with a Mechanical engineering degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He is a 1991 graduate of the Harvard Business School where he wrote a case study on Willow Creek Community Church.

In 1988, he competed in the Olympic Games (decathlon) in Seoul, South Korea for the country of his birth, El Salvador.

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