Jim is a writer whose work is animated by a longstanding engagement with philosophical theology. In 2021, Wipf & Stock Publishers released his first book, the spiritual adventure novel I Am Sophia. He currently holds an appointment as theologian-in-residence at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in San Jose, California.
He is also a licensed attorney who has practiced law at multinational law firms and a major financial technology company. Early in his career, he worked at NASA as an international negotiator facilitating the construction and operation of the International Space Station.
Jim grew up in the Texas panhandle. He earned a bachelor's degree at Austin College, a master's degree at Tufts University's Fletcher School, and a juris doctorate at Stanford University. He also has been a U.S.–Germany Fulbright fellow and a Newbigin theology fellow at the Center for Faith and Justice, an affiliate of the Graduate Theological Union. He lives in northern California with his wife, teenage son, and Australian Shepherd.
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