Born in St. Louis, Missouri, Jim worked as a karate instructor for Tracy's Karate in Kirkwood, MO. Jim along with Sid Gee and Bill Boyd earned his black belt in Chinese Kenpo in the summer of 1977.
In 1992 Jim received a B.A. in Bible Studies and Biblical Greek from Abilene Christian University in Abilene Texas.
In 1996 Jim earned a Master's of Divinity degree at Harvard University in Cambridge Massachusetts. Jim and family moved to Austin, where Jim attended the Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest in preparations for Holy Orders. In 1999 Jim was ordained a deacon and in August of 2000, he was made a priest.
Jim is married with three daughters and is the Rector at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection in Austin Texas.
Episcopal Church of the Resurrection