Jim is from rural Cameron County, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Grove City College in 2003, Jim worked for several years in the environmental science field. Starting in 2006, Jim began serving as a volunteer missionary during the winter months while being seasonally unemployed, two years through International Ministries in Nicaragua and 3 years with Inca Link and its partners in Ecuador.
In 2012 Jim took the step to work full time as a missionary with Inca Link inEcuador. Jim loves Latin America and its people. His passion is working in rural and indigenous communities, sharing the gospel of Christ with those living without hope.