Jim & Rhonette Hukill

Jim & Rhonette Hukill

Founder/Executive Director

E-mail: jim@liftdisability.net

Date Of Birth: April 15

At the age of twenty months Jim’s family was informed that he had a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy and that they should expect a life of limitations. However, today many of those restrictions are now far behind him. For several decades he has rolled his wheelchair past one barrier after another and the result is a schooled life in overcoming limits. Likewise, through their marriage, Rhonette has become equally skilled in juggling the affairs of maintaining a home while overseeing the care of her husband. Together, this remarkable couple has found themselves at the leading edge and on the horizon of the disability community.

Executive Director
Jim holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministries and has provided inspiration, mentorship, and leadership to church communities, corporate entities, and civic organizations since 1993. During that same period he has represented organizations working with disabilities in both volunteer and salaried positions serving as a spokesperson, along with, participating in development ventures. Currently, he serves on a national board of organizations providing one voice from the Christian community among people with disabilities. He also serves on a board overseeing another non-profit camping program for people with disabilities.

Operations Manager
Rhonette has a Degree in Business Management. With this experience she understands the importance of a strong team effort in accomplishing a higher purpose. Rhonette’s educational and occupational background provides an experienced office resource for the leadership of Lift, as well as, for the future development of this organization. She has served as General Manager for several national restaurant and hotel chains, and currently is involved in the mentorship of several women within her community.

It would be easy for this couple to sit back, take life as it comes, and participate at arm’s-length. However, after spending a little time with them one comes away knowing they sense a higher purpose and mission for their lives. It is with that conviction that they have planted their lives into the soil of Lift Disability Network.

Lift gives you the chance to spend time with amazing people who are learning to push their limits and break free!

Esther Crew Member

Breakaway is an amazing opportunity to have fun, to grow, to find community and to meet God.


My son's life is immeasurably better than if we had not come in contact with Lift Disability Network. They have allowed us to say "Yes, we CAN do this!"

Debi ReyesA Mom