Jim Odle serves as the Human Resources sub-committee chair, and is living proof that CEF’s Good News Club ministry is effective, as he has fond memories of attending GNC as a child. Locally, he has been involved with CEF for about 30 years. He and his wife Linda grew up in a Memphis area church that supported CEF. In fact, the CEF Memphis area director attended there. Jim moved to Knoxville in 1968 to attend the University, and married Linda in 1971. They share a love for children and the conviction that the earlier people come to know Christ the better. “Children are most influenced early in life. We want to influence them for Christ and this organization certainly does that,” he said.