Jim has lived in Hawaii since 1983, graduating from Waiakea High School and the University of Hawaii at Manoa as a theater major. He received his M.Div. degree from Drew Theological School and was ordained as an elder in the United Methodist Church in 1997. Before coming to Aiea in 2000, he served churches in Honolulu and Hilo.
Jim is happily married to Jody. They have a son, a daughter, and two dogs. His interests include anything and everything related to sports. He loves music, movies, books, and cookies.