Pastor Jim was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  He graduated from the University of Valley Forge in 1992.  Jim has served in vocational ministry in four states (Ohio, Nebraska, New York, and Pennsylvania). His passion is church revitalization which he has used at most of his churches. Jim is finishing his master’s degree in Leadership Development and Church Revitalization through the University of Valley Forge.

Jim and his wife Jill met at the University of Valley Forge and married in 1993.  As a teenager and young adult, Jill served in prison ministry, youth ministry, and refugee resettlement.  Jill is now a registered dietitian.  Her giftedness has allowed her to serve their congregations in multiple ways. They have two young adult children, Jubilee and Peter.