At the age of twenty months Jim’s family was informed that he had a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy and that they should expect a life of limitations. However, today many of those restrictions are now far behind him. For several decades he has rolled his wheelchair past one barrier after another, and the result is a schooled life in overcoming limits.
Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Ministries and has provided inspiration, mentorship, and leadership to church communities, corporate entities, and civic organizations since 1993. During that same period, he has represented organizations working with disabilities in both volunteer and salaried positions serving as a spokesperson, along with, participating in development ventures. He has served on a national board of organizations providing one voice from the Christian community among people with disabilities. Jim has served on a board overseeing another non-profit camping program for people with disabilities, Camp Daniel.
At the age of 6, the local floral shop set out a change jar and bought Jim’s first wheelchair. This action empowered his journey toward serving others and reaching for big dreams. Jim finished college and traveled 20 years as a professional vocalist & speaker. In his leisure time, Jim is an avid sports fan.