Rev. Jim Lucas, Chaplain

Jim has served the LGBT community since 1992, providing pastoral care and counseling, leading support programs, and organizing life enrichment events for LGBT people and their families and friends. Jim also speaks frequently in college classes and promotes the full inclusion of LGBT people in West Michigan churches and other community venues.Jim is a graduate of both Calvin College (Bachelor of Arts) and Calvin Seminary (Master of Divinity) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Jim continued his education with four units of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE), and since 2008 he has been a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains.

In 2001 Jim received the Triangle Foundation’s 2001 Catalyst for Change Award for outstanding service to the LGBT community in West Michigan. Jim also serves as a chaplain for Spectrum Health.

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