Jim joined the staff at First Pres Maumee in 2013 and has been a church member since 2004. He holds an MA from Kent State University and an EDF from the University of Toledo. He was a director of Penta Career Center for 16 years. He is married to Karen, and together they have three adult daughters and five grandchildren. He is an avid woodworker and golfer. He makes his own wine, both red and white.