Jim Hively was raised on the mission field in Papua, Indonesia, and has been part of the FBC leadership team for nine years. He currently is a lay elder overseeing Christian education and outreach ministry, and also serves as a youth leader. Elsewhere, he fills his days teaching 2nd grade at Central Elementary School in Ferndale. Jim and his wife, Melanie, met at Biola University in L.A. and have four children at home. They have had a heart for foster children over the years and currently are caring for one.