In service to the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
– John 14:6

Jim Chandler

Innovation Coordinator, Three Notch’d District

Jim began coaching and consulting in 2016 after nearly 30 years of experience as a pastor and church planter in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church. He also served on the staff as a campus pastor and leader of the stewardship system at The Journey Church in New York City — a dynamic multi-site church known for its effective church ministry and small groups systems.

Jim brings a positive and encouraging approach, believing that God is at work in churches of all shapes and sizes, and knowing from experience that small changes can make a big difference.

Jim did his undergraduate work at the University of North Carolina, double-majoring in Economics and Political Science. Following graduation, he operated small businesses and his work eventually led him to Northern Virginia. It was there, in 1987, that he finally answered a call he had felt and resisted for years: to enter pastoral ministry. Jim received his MDiv degree from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.

Jim currently serves as the Innovation Coordinator for the VAUMC Three Notch’d District.  He is the founder of a leadership coaching company, 360intentionality, and he also partners with Dr. Jim Ozier to provide coaching, consulting and training in Annual Conferences across our Connection through the Difference Makers Group

Jim and his wife, Lynda, were married in 1986. They have two adult daughters, Whitney and Hannah, and two awesome grandsons, Tru and Wyatt. Jim enjoys reading, sports, and traveling with Lynda on their Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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