Moving to Chicago

We’ve told our family, daily contacts, and business associates, so it is appropriate now to blast our family news: I have accepted an offer to join the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews as senior director of communications. It is a great opportunity to join the leadership team of The Fellowship, one of the nation’s fastest growing charities; an organization that is meeting unique and vital needs—promoting understanding between Christians and Jews, and ministering to disadvantaged and persecuted families in Israel and around the world.

 The new position will require that our family move to Chicago from Atlanta. As terrific as the career move is for me, the family move is difficult and painful in many ways. We are so grateful to God for his provision and we trust Him to help us through the tough spots.

 Many of you know that I have been involved in the evangelical environmental movement, the last two years launching a new ministry that includes Flourish and Terra Dei Institute for Environmental Policy. I will remain connected to these efforts as a member of the board. (I’ve joked that moving north it is my own personal adpatation to prepare for the onset of global warming).

Our move to Chicago for the IFCJ job is a new adventure that will take us back to the north, where Debbie and I spent our childhood; and to my Midwest roots. Now, the task of finding the right place for our family in massive Chicagoland. I will be working downtown, so the possibilities are many.

Any recommendations?


About Jim Jewell

I am a writer and consultant on faith and public life, active for many years in management and communications in the evangelical community. I now work as the director of the nonprofit practice at The Valcort Group ( Everything on this blog, however, is my personal opinion and is not read or approved before it is posted. Opinions, conclusions and other information expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Valcort.
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