Jim began attending the Cathedral in Fall 2003 and was received into the Episcopal Church at Trinity in April 2005. He serves as a member of the Miami Guild of Change Ringers. In 2006 he was elected Cathedral Treasurer and has held this office ever since. Jim currently is serving his second term on the Cathedral Chapter and also serves as a Delegate to the Diocesan Convention. In 2008, the Dean appointed him to the role of Clerk-of-the-Works, a position that dates from the Middle Ages, and by which he has the responsibility for the recertification and restoration of the cathedral.
Jim is self-employed as an owner-manager in both a financial consulting firm and a property investment company. Prior to moving to Miami Beach in 2003 from Washington DC, he worked for Philadelphia-based Devon Direct Marketing & Advertising where he was VP for Client Management heading up account services, marketing services and production management. As a VP for Direct Marketing Manager at Mellon Bank Corp during his time back in Pittsburgh, PA, his family home, Jim's team was responsible for Mellon's retail bank, private bank and credit card direct marketing. After graduating from Penn State University with a BS in Finance he spent a number of years first with Macy's Sales Support divisions, which later led him to Lord & Taylor in NYC to work in its Sales Promotion-Catalog & Direct Marketing Department. Jim is still very active with the non-profit organization American Field Service (AFS). He led the effort to create the organization's all-volunteer based AFS Florida Area Team and subsequently local Chapters around the state, where annually more than 15 international high school students are hosted here and over 20 Florida high school students are sent abroad.
He remains one of the Dean’s primary financial and operational advisors, overseeing much of the day-to-day management of the Cathedral. His work in restoring and preserving the Cathedral has won him the respect of the entire Diocese, and he was installed as an Honorary Canon of the cathedral in May 2013.