In his role as spiritual counselor, Jim Hobbs facilitates chapel, offers individual patient counseling, and leads groups for patients to process feelings such as grief, loss, guilt, and anxiety under the lens of spirituality.
He also helps patients to understand the totality of who they are beyond addiction, developing a sense of their wholeness and an awareness of the sacredness inherent in their being and connectedness to the world around them.
Jim came to Caron in 2021 as a spiritual counselor at Caron Pennsylvania and currently serves patients at Caron Florida as well. “This work is what I feel I am called to do at the places that truly feel like home. Being a Caron alum myself, I understand what it is like to be a patient here. I hope to offer them the possibility of being in relationship with their true sacred sense of self, a place where they belong, and a recovery community that welcomes them with open, loving arms.”
Jim is currently enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also working toward his chaplaincy certification through the Center for Spiritual Care & Pastoral Formation and the Clinical Pastoral Education Program on the Caron Pennsylvania campus.
Before coming to Caron, Jim built and ran a company with his wife for 13 years. He was also a sportscaster for seven years and an accountant for three years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in accounting/business from Indiana University.