Jim graduated from Rugby High School in 1976 and attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where he earned a B.A. in Chemistry. Following graduation, Jim spent several years in chemical sales and marketing for Union Oil of California. He returned to Concordia in 1983 where he worked in the development office. In 1986 Jim entered Luther Seminary. He has served congregations in Galesburg, ND, Fargo, ND and Chaska, MN.
Jim is married to Sandy. They have two children; Lauren '13 and Lindsay '15, both attending Gustavus. In his free time Jim enjoys barefoot water skiing, show skiing, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling.
Jim is a member of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE)
M.Div Luther Seminary; B.A. Concordia College, Moorhead, MN