Rev. Dr. Jim H. Latimer
As both a settled minister and as transitional interim minister, Jim has served UCC congregations in California, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Connecticut. He recently concluded a highly successful ministry as the Interim Minister at The Congregational Church of East Hampton, CT, and before that at Orange Congregational Church in Orange, CT. From 2013 to 2018 he served as the settled Senior Minister at North Madison Congregational Church, in Madison, CT. In additional to pastoral ministry, Jim is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, and enjoys coaching fellow pastors and church leadership teams around issues of church governance, leadership development, congregational renewal and ministry effectiveness. He is especially good at cultivating leaders and bringing them to action. See www.coachingforinterims.com for more details.
His diverse background includes degrees in theology, engineering, business and Asian Studies, including a Doctor of Ministry from Hartford International University for Religion and Peace (formerly Hartford Seminary). He loves singing, tennis, cross-country skiing, foreign languages and speed rollerblading. He was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. Jim lives in Wilbraham with his fiancee, Brooke Hallowell, their dog (Victor) and cat (Thomas Merton).