BIOGRAPHY

Jim Jackson, B.A., M.S., D.D.

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Dr. Jackson is both a pastoral and chemical dependency counselor. He has served as a mental health first responder for the last two years. He has taught for 20 years at the Institute of Chemical Dependency Studies leaving as Interim Executive Director.

 

He has managed eight programs in his career, including his dissertation subject "Creating Balance," where he created a rehab program for persons with AIDS at the time that it changed from a terminal to a chronic disease. This program had a focus on the Gospel of St. Mark, where Jesus did more healing than any of the other Synoptic Gospels.

 

Dr. Jackson is a graduate of St. Elias School, Texas A&M with a Master's of Science, University of San Francisco, completing 12 units of theology and philosophy towards a B.A.

 

He has been married to Nora Cashin for the last 40 years. He and Nora have 4 loving dogs.

 

Education

St. Elias School of Orthodox Theology,

Seward, Nebraska

Texas A&M University,

College Station, Texas

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California

D.D. (earned) with a dissertation in "Creating Balance," creating a rehabilitation program for persons with AIDS at the time that it changed from a terminal to a chronic disease

Master of Science

Bachelor of Arts with emphasis in theology and philosophy