Jim was born and raised on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He and his wife Patricia reside in Gainesville, FL. They just celebrated their 33rd anniversary and they have a 28 year old son, Michael. Jim began his career as a public secondary school math teacher. He has worked as a public secondary school principal and private elementary school principal. Most recently, Jim worked as the Coordinator of Alumni Affairs at the University of Florida College of Nursing. Effective January 1, 2004, Jim became the Executive Director for Florida Men of Integrity (FMI), after serving for years with FMI, Promise Keepers and as a deacon in his local church. Jim has a passion for Men's Ministry after commiting his life to Christ eleven years ago. In addition to being an Associate Staff member with Character That Counts, Jim serves as an Associate Staff member for Great Dads, 4 Front Ministries and A Master Plan for Men.