After his active duty commitment, he moved back to Northern Virginia in 1983 to work as a government contractor and completed three more years in the Marine Corps Reserves. He was received into the Episcopal Church in 1984 and became heavily involved with various lay ministry opportunities as a Lay Eucharist Minister, Lay Preach and later a Lay Evangelist.
In 2001, he was asked to serve as a chaplain for Civil War Reenacting Units. Shortly after, Jim and Joanne led Historic Faith Ministry, conducting historically accurate Victorian Era church services and historic-themed evangelistic outreaches at living history events, historic sites, and schools.
In June of 2014, after thirty years in Manassas, Virginia, Jim and Joanne moved to their current home near Orlean, Virginia. Shortly, after arriving in Fauquier County, Jim and Joanne transferred their membership to Christ Church in Warrenton, Virginia, and Jim was ordained a Deacon the following year. Jim later read for orders and was ordained a Priest on Saint Michaels Day, Saturday, 29th of September 2018. Rev. Jim has served in various roles, including conducting weekly services at area assisted living communities.