Jim and his wife Linda live in Newberg, Oregon (USA). They have two grown children. Jim has practiced law in Chicago for 40 years. He serves as a director and legal counsel for Rise International. Rise International is dedicated to building schools in rural Angola and providing primary education for children. Jim is also involved in the Illinois delegation for the annual National Prayer Breakfast. He received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Juris Doctor from Southern Illinois University.