Jim attended Iowa State University and began his profession in hospital administration. Before coming to Westminster he was the Director of Cardiopulmonary and Neurovascular Services at a large hospital. After 18 years in hospital administration, Jim has worked 25 years at Westminster as the church business administrator. He enjoys wearing many hats in the areas of stewardship, building and grounds, human resources, budgeting, insurance, information technology, security and risk management. He appreciates having the opportunity to support the many programs of the church.
Jim is married to his high school sweetheart, Lin, and together they have 5 children and three grandchildren. Jim and Lin live in an earth-sheltered home that they built on an acreage in the country. His hobbies include woodworking, gardening, auto repairs and astronomy.