The Rev. Cunningham was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and spent seven years in the United States Air Force (USAF) as a pilot. Upon leaving the USAF, he earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin and MS in Engineering Administration from Southern Methodist University. After retirement, Jim spent seven years with the Community of Hope Central Office in Houston. He attended The Iona School for Ministry and returned to St. Martin’s following his ordination as a Deacon in 2007. Jim is a widower with three grown children.