Sylvia Brim (Vice Chairman / Treasurer) was born in Austria and after losing two fathers at a young age moved to the United States at age 15. She understands the struggles of being a single mother, widowhood, poverty, disability, divorce and living alone. She worked her way through college and at age of 27 graduated from Wichita State University and joined a CPA firm. After moving to Cedar Rapids in 1987 with her husband and two children she started Retirement Planning Associates, a successful Financial Planning and Investment Advisory Firm. She is a CPA and a CFP and has successfully worked with clients for over 32 years to help then set and achieve financial goals and pursue their financial objectives. She has enjoyed many years of writing articles for professional magazines and The Gazette on current financial issues and conducting seminars to equip people to be wise stewards of their financial resources. She recently transitioned her business and is looking forward to spending more time with her four grandchildren and focusing on kingdom business.
At the age of 62 Sylvia recommitted her life to Jesus after she had an encounter with two women at a spirituality fest that prayed for her. Her life changed radically and she has been on fire since, encouraging others with the good news of the Gospel and unity among believers. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, golfing, studying the Word, connecting people, evangelizing and caring for her new granddaughter. She is excited to be involved in the formation of Love INC and looks forward to the opportunity to serve our community and unify the churches to transform lives.