Cultures + Generations + Hearts + Connected
James B. Todd
Jim is an ordained United Methodist pastor in Eastern Pennsylvania, recently retired from full-time ministry but active in different missions. Jim was ordained 40 years ago and has served five churches as pastor as well as eight years as a district superintendent for 80 churches in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties in Pennsylvania.
Jim’s heart for Native American people grew from hearing the story of how a Colorado Methodist pastor, John Chivington, ordered the slaughter of several hundred Cheyenne and Arapaho people at Sand Creek on the plains of eastern Colorado in 1864 in a military operation. Jim has participated in services of repentance for these and other acts of violence in both regional and national gatherings of United Methodists, and seeks ways to bring understanding, reconciliation and healing.
Along with his college and seminary training, Jim has received further training in the areas of finance, administration, leadership, and conflict mediation.
He currently serves as chair of the Human Resources Team of the Eastern PA Conference of the United Methodist Church and serves on the board of LUMINA, an inner-city mission serving the poor in Lancaster, PA. Jim has been married to Karen for 42 years, and they have two grown daughters, Lauren and Kristin. The Todds reside in the city of Lancaster, PA.