about Jim and Sheri
Jim and Sheri Mueller — co-founders of Growthtrac Ministries — have mentored over 100 couples over the last 15-years. In fact, Growthtrac itself emerged from Jim and Sheri’s passion for marriage mentoring.
Jim and Sheri are certified marriage mentors, marriage enrichment event teachers, ministry consultants and published authors
Jim and Sheri have served the local church as pre-marriage mentors and have taught and coached other marriage mentors and churches. Married over thirty years, Jim and his wife Sheri have conducted marriage conferences in cities across the country, have been guests on Christian Radio, and have committed their ministry to equipping and encouraging America’s couples to build healthy, biblical marriages. The Muellers live outside Chicago, and are the parents of two married daughters.
Sheri is an LCPC who earned her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University and is an adjunct professor at Judson University. A certified facilitator and trainer for PREPARE/ENRICH, Sheri has worked for more than 15 years to help individuals, premarital couples, and married couples build and maintain healthy relationships. An author of numerous articles and a regular column, Mentor Minute, Sheri, with her husband, Jim, founded Growthtrac Ministries.
Jim is the founder, with wife, Sheri, of Growthtrac Ministries as well as Program Director of GrowthtracRadio and the architect behind growthtrac.com. Jim holds a B.S. in business management and is a facilitator for PREPARE/ENRICH couple assessment tool. He has authored numerous articles, interviewed leading relationship authors and Christian artists, and has contributed to Dr. Les Parrott’s book, The Complete Guide to Marriage Mentoring. Jim has worked for more than 15 years to help premarital couples and married couples build and maintain healthy relationships.
Jim and Sheri founded Growthtrac Ministries — a 501(c)(3) Christian, nonprofit organization — in 2001. Jim and Sheri grew this ministry as they resourced the couples they mentored. At its inception, Growthtrac was a one-stop resource for marriage and spiritual information, but early on expanded its vision from its focus on marriage preparation to an expansive hub of Christian marriage resources.
Who We Are
Growthtrac Ministries is a Christian nonprofit digital media ministry — we are an organization that strengthens marriages by providing life-changing, Christ-centered resources through innovative media.
What We Do
Research tells us when maritally stressed couples seek assistance, they often first turn to the Internet. Growthtrac is a presence on the internet viewed by a million couples annually who are looking for anonymous, high-quality, faith-based marriage help at zero cost to them. We’re a “marriage hub” with expert articles, author interviews, devotionals, and marriage-building resources. And, because we believe Christian music draws couples spiritually, we deliver a unique mix of worship and marriage programming on our streamed station, GrowthtracRadio.
The institution of marriage has the profound ability to shape and edify culture and our society. Marriage is woven into the very fabric of our world and whether a marriage is strong or struggling makes a tremendous impact on our lives — and the stakes are high.
Studies show that when marriages fail:
- The risk of poverty increases
- Parent-child relationships become strained and often crumble
- Crime increases
- Children fail academically
- Fatherless children are more likely to abuse drugs
- Parental divorce doubles the odds that children will also divorce
Conversely, men and women in strong marriages live longer, healthier and happier lives. When marriages thrive, lives thrive:
- Spouses are healthier and more productive
- Children’s physical and mental health is protected
- Earnings are higher
- Life expectancy increases
- Children are more likely to succeed