My name is Jacob Rogers and I serve as Principal of St. James Lutheran Church & School. I grew up in Indiana (Purdue University and Colts fan) attending St. James as a student. I have received my Bachelors in Music Education from Indiana State University; Masters in Education: Curriculum & Instruction from the University of Phoenix; and my post-masters from Indiana State University in their Principal licensure program. I also received my Colloquy through Concordia University, Chicago. I have been a member of the Lutheran church since my cradle days, and enjoy working at St. James every day. The Lutheran church and school community provided great role models in my life that gave me a great education and, more importantly, provided a great foundation of faith for me through the working power of the Holy Spirit. I have been in the education field for 15 years (8 years as a music teacher, 7 years as a principal) and serving schools in Southern Illinois, Ohio, Utah and St. James. My wife and I have 2 boys, who also attend St. James Lutheran School. I enjoy playing the trumpet at church and community functions, trying to play golf, and spending time with my family.