James L. (Jim) Slaughter was born in Ukiah, California. At the age of six, his family moved to the Crow Indian Reservation in Montana. At the end of 7th grade, they moved to Martinez California east of Oakland. This where he cemented his love and devotion for the Oakland-LA-Oakland-Las Vegas Raiders. Following 9th grade, they moved to Tacoma Washington where Jim finished high school.
Jim attended a semester at Ricks College and then accepted a call to serve in the England London Mission. Following his mission, he returned to Ricks College where he met his wife. They have 4 children 2 sons, 2 daughters, and 10 grandchildren. Jim graduated from BYU twice and the second time chose to stay. Jim currently serves as University Chaplain and is privileged to work the Non-LDS students at BYU as well as other students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Jim’s favorite part of his job is meeting with and interacting with students especially when the interaction involves feeding the students. Jim believes food improves all relationships.