Pastor Jim (He/ him/ his) *

"In the Cross we see the call to a community of compassion, purpose and justice."

A Sermon on Transgender Lives Matter


     "Is America Racist?"

     "Christians discuss Abortion"

Pastor Jim and his wife, Lorna, have two grown, female-identifying children.  Jim (He/ him/ his Pronouns matter-helpful suggestions) has been a Pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) since 2000, of St. Paul’s Church in Rye Brook since 2010.  From 2017-2023 Jim served as Dean of the ELCA congregations of the Tappan Zee Conference, congregations in Westchester and Putnam County. 

Raised in a large, Irish, Roman Catholic family "Pastor Jim" has a keen interest in the liturgical, social and church reforms of the Second Vatican Council in the 1960s.  After college he earned a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in NYC and subsequently a Master of Sacred Theology from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.  Jim is currently enrolled in a Doctor of Ministry program at United Lutheran Seminary.  He completed several graduate courses in Jewish-Christian Studies at Seton Hall University in New Jersey and enjoys collaborating with colleagues of various faiths and other community leaders. 

Sermons and discussions on Racism and Discrimination

Sermon on Black Lives Matter

Sermon: "Ten Things I Want You to Know About Racism"

Sermon: "Don't Blame the Jews"

Faith and Community leaders speak out

The Bible in 50 words and the Bible in 20 pages




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