Jim founded Covenant House New Orleans in 1987. In 2011, he returned to Covenant House as Executive Director.
In the past forty years, Jim has worked in ministries that serve the poorest and most vulnerable members of our society. Jim is the past Co-President of Catholic Charities of New Orleans. The organization played a major role in the community’s relief, recovery, and rebuilding efforts following Katrina.
Jim serves on many local Boards of Directors and has testified before numerous Congressional Committees. He and his wife Ginny have three children: Elizabeth (30), Michael (29), and Stephen (19).