Right Worshipful Brother Jim was born and raised in St Louis, Missouri. After graduating from Roosevelt High School in 1964 he enlisted in the Navy retiring as a Lieutenant in 1987. He followed his Naval career with one as an agent for Farmers Insurance for some 19 plus years in San Diego, California. During this time he met and married his wife of 27 years, Yvonne.
Brother Jim is member of Bolivar Lodge were he served as Master in 2013. He is a Past Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri and Past DDGM for the 34th Masonic District. He is active in many York Rite and appendant bodies of Freemasonry, a member of the Scottish Rite and O.E.S. He is a Senior DeMolay, Past Master Councilor, LOH, Chevalier and RD
Jim and Yvonne love to travel. This past year took them to the Mexican Rivera, California, Orlando, and off to Hawaii in October.