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Jim Ruddy, Board President
Rev. James Ruddy, originally from the Scranton, PA area, is ordained by the Assemblies of God and has been in pastoral ministry for more than 38 years, having served churches in both Pennsylvania and New York. In 1978, he experienced a radical conversion to Christ while serving in the United States Coast Guard, and after working in fiber optic research, began preparing for ministry. Pastor Jim holds degrees from Penn State University and United Wesleyan College (Houghton). He and his wife, Mari-Lee, have three married sons who, along with their wives and families, also serve in pastoral ministry. While Jim & Mari-Lee delight in serving the local church, they have also traveled extensively in missions, advancing the Kingdom of God in multiple nations of the world.