“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.”
Teaching at Evangelical since 2006, Jim now has joined Evangelical as Dean of Academic Programs. In addition to his role as Dean, Jim will continue to teach World Christianity and Leadership courses.
Jim recently served as 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.
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.
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