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Celebrating Faith on the Fresh Coast

Proud of their Midwest roots and Catholic faith, Kim and Jason Kotecki reside in Sheboygan, where they homeschool their three weird kids, enjoy long walks by the lake, and eat way too many cheese curds. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan in the state of Wisconsin, Sheboygan is known as the Bratwurst Capital of the World and Malibu of the Midwest. 🏄‍♂️

Celebrate. Educate. Inspire.

Kim & Jason are artists, speakers, authors, and co-founders of Escape Adulthood and The Cure Adultitis Institute. They created Sheboygan Catholic to explore issues of faith and celebrate over two thousand years of rich Church tradition.

As they share their love for Jesus Christ and explore the treasures of Catholicism with childlike curiosity, wonder, and joy, they seek to educate and inspire those who are new, returning, or curious about the Catholic faith. Their hope is to help rekindle and grow the faith of Catholics in Sheboygan and beyond. 

6 Fun Facts About Sheboygan

  1. Sheboygan has been a surf destination for over 50 years and is now known by many as the “Freshwater Surf Capital of the World.” Because of its location and geography, it has some of the best waves on the Great Lakes.
  2. It really is the “Bratwurst Capital of the World.” In the 1970s, the title was still up for grabs, and the folks from Sheboygan and Bucyrus, Ohio, were adamant on securing it for their city. After some back and forth, Judge John Bolgert made the decision that it belonged to Sheboygan, and he barred others from using it. In Sheboygan, brats are never boiled. They’re fried. (Oh, they’re not really fried; that’s just what we call it.) You get two and they’re served on a round hard roll that’s usually pretty soft.
  3. Sheboygan is home to the nation’s tallest flagpole. Located at Acuity Insurance’s headquarters, the 400-foot flagpole is taller than the Statue of Liberty and weighs a whopping 420,000 pounds. At its base is a veterans memorial, which includes more than 750 inscribed pavers that honor Sheboygan County residents who have been killed in active duty. 
  4. While not the case these days, Sheboygan used to be bursting with furniture manufacturers, which gave it the nickname “Chair City.” In the 1890s, millions of chairs shipped out of Sheboygan, and almost every chair company ended in fire, including one named Phoenix.
  5. The Sheboygan Red Skins was one of the original teams in the NBA. After just one season it was kicked out because New York and Boston didn’t want to play with those “rubes.”
  6. The classic holiday movie Home Alone featured John Candy as Gus Polinski, Polka King of the Midwest and leader of the Kenosha Kickers. He proudly exclaimed that the group was “very big in Sheboygan,” having sold 623 copies there. The rest of the band in the movie was made up of real polka players, including Eddie Korosa, Jr. He made his first appearance in Sheboygan in 2021, performing at the Escape Adulthood Summit.

6 Fun Facts About the Catholic Church

  1. The Catholic Church was founded by Jesus Christ has an unbroken line of succession going all the way back to Peter, the first Pope.
  2. The ONLY Christian church in existence for the first 1,000 years of Christian history was the Roman Catholic Church. All other Christian churches which exist today can trace their linage back to the Roman Catholic Church.
  3. The Catholic Church is entirely responsible for the composition of the Bible, which books are included, as well as the breakup of the chapters and verses. Protestants have removed some books of the Bible because some of the verses were inconsistent with their theology. 
  4. Johannes Gutenberg, the inventor of the printing press, was Catholic and the first book ever printed was the Catholic Bible.
  5. The Big Bang Theory was devised by a Catholic priest. Everybody laughed at him—“You silly Catholics, thinking the universe has a beginning!” Catholic religious also invented the scientific method, genetics, and the university system. 
  6.  The Filet o’ Fish was invented so Catholics could eat at McDonald’s on Fridays.

6 Fun Facts About Kim & Jason

  1. They met Christmas caroling with mutual friends from a Catholic retreat program called Teens Encounter Christ. Kim was dating someone else at the time and Jason was there in pursuit of another girl.
  2. They were introduced at their wedding reception to the Imperial March (the “Darth Vader Theme” from Star Wars). It was supposed to be the Star Wars theme, but in retrospect, it seems fitting in light of a career spent fighting Adultitis.
  3. They honeymooned in Florida at Cocoa Beach and Walt Disney World.
  4. Kim is a former kindergarten teacher.
  5. Jason is a former cartoonist who got his start speaking teaching cartooning workshops at schools.
  6. Kim is a Eucharistic minister and Jason is a lector at their local parish.

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