Jim Pope was born and raised just east of the Mississippi River in the St Louis area. He worked in the metal casting business for almost 40 years. In 1972, he married a Georgia Peach. Together they raised their family in Illinois about 20 miles from St. Louis, Missouri. In 2002 they moved to Georgia. For the next 6 years he sold hydraulic equipment until he retired in 2008. It was then he jointed the Food Bank of Northeast Georgia as the part-time Volunteer Coordinator. He is also an avid St. Louis Cardinal’s fan!