Jim Chimes joined the Unification movement in 1975. It is now the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification. He was involved in this movement in many roles, from fundraising activities to support outreach programs from 1975-1979 to campus outreach in Austin, TX from 1980-1984. He married Shirley July 1st, 1982 in Madison Square Garden with 2075 couples. By 1987 his two sons were born. He built a floral distributorship and sold the business in 2002. During that time he often travelled western states to promote and staff speaking events.
In his own words, “I have seen the American people become more and more disconnected from each other and the creation that sustains us. I believe Daisy Chain is an opportunity to create change.”