Get to Know Jim Fleming – HOPE’s Director of Operations

THE FACTS:

Hailing from Massachusetts, Jim Fleming still has a wicked time trying to find his “Rs.”
But, it’s his humor that gets him noticed around HOPE. It’s so dry, smart and subtle that it’s not always entirely clear he’s making a joke. (One you’ll be laughing at three days later when it finally sinks in.) With vast experience in project and construction management, along with engineering and design, Jim is a treasure as our Director of Operations with a willing and friendly spirit to serve others. You can always call on him. By the way, when our own Christine Graves, Director of HOPE’s Family Ministry calls on him, she starts her sentence with “Dad!” Jim and his wife, Linda live in Mount Laurel and have been married since 1973. They have three grown children and nine grandchildren.

THE ANSWERS:
One thing I love about my role on staff …
I get to work daily with people who operate with Christ in the center of their hearts and minds.
A time I saw God at work in my life …
Every week when the bus carrying the students from Kingsway School for developmental disabilities arrives in HOPE’s parking lot, I know I’m going to get to work side-by-side with some amazing kids and their caretakers. Every time clients and volunteers arrive for HOPE’s Food Pantry, I’m inspired by each for their willingness to both give and accept unconditional love and kindness. I’m a humble witness to God’s work.

A book that rocked my world (in addition to the Bible) …

Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities.” It has something for everyone, revolution, love, forgiveness, revenge. And, it has a moral … forgiveness over vengeance; sins of one generation being visited on the next; resurrection and rebirth and the potential for redemption.

One reason I think people should check out HOPE Church …

There is a lot of community outreach where the various ministries of HOPE serve and help others … So many different types of groups and activities to meet people where they are.
A hobby that I’d love to get into but probably never will …

Sky diving! I’m afraid of heights!

For more information,

Contact Jim Fleming