Jim McKay lives in Newport, Rhode Island with his wife, Silvia Styles. Between them, they have four children ranging in age from 33 to 13.
Until 2004, he was an attorney in Providence specializing in intellectual property and trade regulation litigation.
He has completed one year towards a Master of Divinity degree at Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is now working on his fourth unit of CPE at the Chaplaincy Center. His clinical assignment is at Rhode Island Hospital.