Jim has been involved with diocesan and parish ministry, evangelization and leadership development for more than 30 years. A graduate from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 1987, he has served in various roles of leadership for national, regional and local ministry ever since.

Jim Beckman is currently the Executive Director of Evangelization and Catechesis for the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. Jim has built solid and thriving ministry programs in numerous parishes and Dioceses over the years. He also serves as the Executive Director of ImpactCenter, a non-profit dedicated to leadership development in the Catholic Church, and as an adjunct professor for the Augustine Institute in Denver, CO. Jim also is an Ambassador for Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Jim served on the Board of Trustees for Bishop Machebeuf High School in Denver for 8 years. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the National Service Committee for Charismatic Renewal and for Casting Nets Ministries in Wichita, KS.

Jim and his wife, Meg, live in Oklahoma City with their five children.