The Rev. Jim Sessions is the President of the Working America Education Fund. Rev. Sessions is a United Methodist minister who has lived and worked in Southern Appalachia for over thirty years. He has served as an executive director for the following social and economic justice organizations: Southern Appalachian Ministry, Southerners for Economic Justice, the Commission on Religion in Appalachia, the Highlander Research and Education Center, and the Union Community Fund of the AFL-CIO. He also has worked as a program director for the Children’s Defense Fund’s national training center: Alex Haley Farm. Prior to those years he was chaplain at several universities: Princeton, Drew, Brown, Harvard, and MIT.