Jim Grebe was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, attended Northwestern University (B.S., 1966) and the University of Michigan (M.B.A., 1967), and served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam war. Since 1974 he has been an active member of All Souls UU Church in Kansas City, Missouri and has enjoyed spending more time working on its Archives Committee since he retired in 2001 from a career in business. He has edited a selection of excerpts of Rev. Raymond Bragg's letters and is currently researching the life of L. M. Birkhead, a Unitarian minister who served Wichita and Kansas City and in 1937 founded the Friends of Democracy. Grebe and his wife, Janice, a retired anatomy professor, live in the Kansas City area with their prize-winning French bulldogs.
Leon Milton Birkhead