Taylor University Football Families

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Scott and Sonia ( parents of Seth )  are from Springboro Ohio and were married on June 29, 1983.  

Jim and Tisha Bartu are from Wichita, KS and were married on June 18, 1994. They and their family moved to Lafayette, Indiana in 2011. They are blessed to be the parents of two boys, Zachary and Samuel. Zachary attends Ivy Tech and will soon be moving to Nashville to pursue audio production and sound engineering.  Samuel (Taylor University ’21 #52) is pursuing a degree in Marketing.


Jim is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University and is a nurse anesthetist at Franciscan Health St. Elizabeth Hospital. He is active in coaching and administration in the Lafayette lacrosse community. Jim has an active interest in theatre, voice acting and audio production.


Tisha is employed at Klondike Elementary School as a second and third grade interventionist. She enjoys helping students who are struggling with learning how to read. Tisha leads women’s bible studies at Northview Church and is passionate about leading women in their walk with the Lord. She loves scrapbooking, gardening, and reading.

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