Jim worked for 37 years at Eastman Chemical in various leadership roles in their Global Supply Chain. Jim has held management positions at their Longview site, the Latin America regional office in Miami, the corporate office in Kingsport and the EMEA regional office in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics. He received his MBA from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Jim is a member of APICS where he has his certification in Transportation and Logistics (CTL). He is also a member of the Council of Supply Chain Management Practitioners (CSCMP) and National Freight Transportation Association (NFTA). Jim and Teresa have attended Highlands for 10 years and have served in various volunteer roles.
Jim joined Highlands Fellowship in September 2015 as the Missions Director after much prayer and several conversations with Pastor Allen and other leaders. Jim became the Executive Pastor in December of 2016 and is passionate about church health and a strategic focus that enables the church body to reach our local and global communities for Christ fulfilling the Great Commandment and Great Commission.
Jim and his wife, Teresa, live in Johnson City, Tennessee. Teresa is a retired school counselor and is currently pursuing her professional counseling license at Milligan. They have a son, daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren in Davis, California, and a son, daughter-in-law, and 2 grandchildren in Orange County, California. Jim is an avid golfer, runner, and hiker.