Jim was born and raised in Memphis, TN, graduated from Covenant College in 2006 with a BA in Philosophy, and played four years on the men’s soccer team. Jim, having interned at two churches working with students, spent a year as a missionary in Ethiopia with MTW in 2007 where he met his wife Jodi, who is from England. After graduating with a Masters in Divinity from Covenant Theological Seminary in June 2013, Jim served for three years at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Murfreesboro Tennessee in student ministry, for three years as Senior Pastor at New Covenant Presbyterian Church in Summit Mississippi, and is excited to serve at Christ Covenant Church in Hernando. Jim and Jodi have been married since 2008 and have three kids: Eleanor, Charlotte, and Oliver. Jim enjoys being outdoors playing any sport, spending time with family, reading, brewing beer with Jodi, and meeting people over coffee or food. Due to being a parent, he is also addicted to that same coffee!