“It is my conviction that Christianity is most true to itself when involved in the risky business of cultural engagement and hence my research, teaching, and strategic planning interests follow that idea.”
Currently, Jim is the Executive Director for Love146, an international anti-human trafficking organization headquartered in New Haven, CT. Before joining Love146, Jim served as the Executive Director of the World Christianity Initiative at Yale University. In that role he aided both Yale University and the Western Church at-large in its engagement with the explosive growth of the worldwide Church. Inspiration for that focus stemmed from his years spent as a commissioned missionary and later as Director of Global Ministries for the Evangelical Congregational Church, a role in which he facilitated a world-wide service workforce, relationships with several hundred international churches, as well as relief and development works in several nations.
He has been teaching at Evangelical since 2006. His courses include: Culture, Context and Mission, World Christianity, Theology of Mission and other Religions, and has guest taught Christian Thought and Ethics.
Jim has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Pennsylvania State University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters of Arts in World Christianity and Mission from Yale University. He is currently pursuing his PhD at Eastern University and serves as a research fellow at the Rivendell Institute at Yale.
Jim has two children and is married to Aiyana, who directs a socially conscious business, Imagine Goods, which works in Cambodia offering economic development opportunities to marginalized individuals. Check that out at www.imaginegoods.org