Important message about the COVID-19 Coronavirus

In an effort to care for all of our personnel, families, and mission around the world, EMI has been taking a number of steps in response to the progress of COVID-19.

Location-specific Crisis Management Teams remain in place to monitor COVID developments, inform, and care for EMI personnel. Decisions about official EMI travel (including project travel) domestically and internationally are being made on a case-by-case basis by Office Directors in locations concerned. EMI’s worldwide offices remain in varying states of closure with personnel working remotely or from home.

We continue to actively monitor the situation and will respond to new information affecting our worldwide ministry and teams. We view the COVID-19 Coronavirus as an opportunity to live out the gospel and our faith in Jesus through the ministry of EMI.

Jim Pocock

Manager of Architecture
Joined EMI: August 2021
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Professional Training & Experience

  • BS, Architecture, University of Michigan, 1981
  • MS, Architectural Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 1988
  • PhD, Civil Engineering (Construction), University of Illinois, 1996

Jim began his career as a civil engineering officer in the U.S. Air Force.  He served 20 years on active duty in a wide variety of assignments and locations.  His roles included architecture, environmental engineering, project management and teaching.  He spent time overseas in many countries including 3 years in the Netherlands.  Jim ended up at the Air Force Academy and continued his career there as a civilian professor in the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department for another 20 years.  He is a licensed architect.

Ministry Experience

Jim served colleagues and cadets in ministry roles within the Air Force and in his church.  Once he learned about eMi he was eager to combine his faith and professional skills by volunteering.  He was a short term volunteer on several project teams, and in 2016 he and his wife spent a year with eMi Uganda.  After retiring from teaching at the Air Force Academy, Jim joined eMi as part-time staff in 2021.


Jim and his wife Anne have been married for over 40 years.  They have three grown sons; Bryant, Spencer and Kyle, who all live nearby in Colorado.  Jim and Anne still have many family connections in Michigan where they both grew up.