meet our board

Jim Hall

DAYSPRING EARTH MINISTRY

Jim Hall lives and works at Dayspring, a church retreat farm set in the beauty of 200+ acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds and stream valleys in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. With others, he began Dayspring Earth Ministry there in 1988, a mission that links faith and ecology, offering communion with God and the whole community of life through outdoor worship and liturgy, preserving and restoring natural habitats, and leading a variety of classes, retreats, and outings on the land for children and adults.
 
Jim and his wife, Cheryl, live in a small energy-efficient solar cottage where they grow food in a solar, straw-bale greenhouse and in permaculture gardens, and make regular pilgrimages to their soul country, a wilderness park on the Canadian coast of Lake Superior.