With a breadth of experience coaching literally ALL kinds of congregations that flows out of his master’s degree in organizational development and strategic planning, Jim is masterful at helping leaders like you and organizations like yours. He’s also one of the most interested listeners you will ever meet. Jim cares deeply about helping your congregation move from the surface to Vibrant Faith. He is the author of “Surface to Soul,” a coaching workbook, and tends that movement on surfacetosoul.org, our coaching website.
For more than 20 years, Jim served congregations as a youth minister, and continues to be a faith shaper in the lives of young people through his local church in Burnsville, MN, where he currently serves on the “culture” task force. Jim is married with two teenaged boys.
Jim is one of the facilitators of the Leading Well Training Experience in November 2022 and February 2023, along with colleagues Dcn. Tammy Devine, Dcn. John Weit, Rev. Matthew Short, Rev. Jenny Sung and Rev. Miguel Gomez-Acosta.