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Chaplain, Storyteller, Spiritual Director:

Grounded Feet, Open Heart

Spiritual Direction, Storytelling, Tai Chi & Qigong

 

About Jim

I have been a healthcare chaplain for 29 years, working in hospitals, hospice, long-term care, and recently returned to MetroHealth Medical Center, a regional trauma and safety-net hospital.

Certified Spiritual Director, Certified Tai Chi Chuan instructor, and has been actively performing as biblical storyteller for two decades.

 

Favorite climb

The Arrowhead Arete, Yosemite

Height

700 ft.

Coordinates

37°43'42.9"N 119°38'09.9"W

God loves a cheerful giver... so give it all you got.

 

 

I won my first competition back in 2010 at the Mountain West Regional Championships held at Moab, Utah. Sending a 5.13a sport route in a single attempt earned me first place in the Men’s division. Before then, I’d received 1st and 2nd place at a few youth competitions. 2010 was my entry into the big leagues. A couple months after Moab, Utah, I traveled to El Paso, TX for the National Championships. I got second place by sending a 5.13c sport route in two attempts.

In 2012, I won first place in the Nationals held at Acadia National Park, Maine by flashing a V12 bouldering problem. It was my first time visiting the East Coast and I was glad to have been used to Jackson Hole’s more humid weather. I think that gave me an advantage that climbers from drier regions didn’t have. In 2015 I entered my first international competition in Cochamó, Patagonia, Chile. I didn’t place, but plan to for the 2016 championship in Krabi, Thailand.