Ordained an elder in the UM church in 1988. Jim received his BS degree from Michigan State University and his Master of Divinity degree from Lancaster Theological Seminary in 1986. He has served congregations in North Bend, Lock Haven, Red Lion and now Carlisle, PA. He and his wife Amy have two grown daughters. Amy had careers as a Librarian both in public schools and public libraries. She continues to work part-time in the York County Library System in Dillsburg, PA.
Jim enjoys all kinds of motorsports as well as traveling. Amy is an avid reader and gardener.