Jim came to Trinity after serving as the pastor of an ecumenical congregation, United Christian Parish in Reston, VA. He has served as a pastor since 1976. He graduated from the University of Virginia undergraduate and graduate schools and Union Theological Seminary, and also taught at Union Theological Seminary and the School of Theology at Virginia Union for 12 years. He has served Virginia Conference churches at: Schuyler-Green Mountain Charge, Willis, Bon Air, Aldersgate, Emmanuel, and United Christian Parish, and is the Chair of the Arlington District Committee on Ordained Ministry.
Jim is married to the former Mary Price Carpenter of Richmond, VA. Molly was a writer and copy editor with the Richmond Times Dispatch. Their three children are adults -- Catherine who lives in Falls Church, Emily who lives in Sterling and Patrick who lives in Falls Church.