Jim Lewis previously served as the CEO of Coachella Valley Rescue Mission in Indio, California, and later, Long Beach Rescue Mission in Long Beach, California. He is the founder of Charis Nonprofit Consulting and has earned credentialing as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE). In addition, Jim has ministered at churches and Christian camps, and in ministries overseas as a support missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators/JAARS. Jim studied nonprofit organization management at the University of California Riverside and earned an M.A. in global leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. He’s authored journal articles and has led conference workshops for Citygate Network and the Christian Leadership Alliance. Jim and his wife, Leslie, live in La Quinta, California, and have four adult children.