Jim Chimes grew up in Philadelphia, PA. Jim first began learning about the Unification movement while living in Florida in 1975. Later that year in July, he officially became a Unificationist in Washington, D.C.
Jim was part of the National Mobile Fundraising Team (MFT) from November 1975 to July 1979. For three months in 1976, he actively promoted True Father’s speech at the Washington Monument. Subsequently, he joined the Collegiate Association for the Research of Principles (CARP), and spent three years in Texas.
Jim was Blessed in Marriage at the 2,075 Couples Blessing at Madison Square Garden in 1982. Together with his wife, Jim moved to Colorado in 1983, first as part of the Boulder nursery staff, and later as an active Unificationist in Denver. Jim is currently semi-retired and living happily with his family.