Jim arrived at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on August 1, 2001, with his wife and two children. Prior to being at Emmanuel, he was the director of student life ministry for seven years at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Ramsey, Minnesota. Prior to Minnesota, he worked at a large church outside of Chicago in small group ministry. Prior to that, he received his M.A. in Missions and Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College in Illinois. Prior to that, he served four years overseas with an interdenominational mission organization, serving mainly in Africa, India, Asia, and the South Pacific.
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