Jim is an owner/partner of Vermeer Southeast Sales & Service, a construction equipment dealership located in Orlando that serves the Southeast, Caribbean Islands and Central America. He graduated from Trinity Christian College with a degree in mathematics and computer science. Before attending Northland, Jim served in various church ministry leadership positions including youth ministry, children's ministry, deacon, elder, worship leader, singer and musician. Jim is currently serving with the Northland Care Ministry leading a class called 'When Helping Hurts'. Jim and his wife, Julie, are currently leading a distributed church in the Apopka area. Jim and Julie have been married since 1982, and they began attending Northland in 2002. Julie has a passion for women's ministry and has been discipling and mentoring women through small group Bible studies for more than two decades. They live in Apopka and have three sons: Michael, Benjamin and Caleb.