James is New Hope’s Director of Worship Ministries and Worship Leader at its Cambridge Campus.
What to say, I am BLESSED! I have served at New Hope going on 9 years as the “Lead Worshipper”. I have an amazing and beautiful wife Kelly, and the two most wonderful little girls a dad could hope for: Zoe and Grace, as well as our sweet little boy Isaiah (we also have a son David who was born into the arms of Jesus). We live in Stanchfield and love the peace and solitude of our woods. While my heartbeat is for worship ministry I am also a full time Entrepreneur owning/running several companies doing carpet cleaning, flood restoration services, custom closets, and more. Check out www.TryAmazingGreen.com (if you’re curious).
I love to experience the goodness of God and His Holy Spirit in worship and communion with Him. I love to get out and experience all of creation: especially the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness. I have been to several countries on missions work and hope to do more. I love to build things and homes, hunt, fish, camp, snowboard and have a passion for continual learning about homesteading, preparedness and wilderness survival. Ask me about my straw bale garden or my Bus (a retired 40′ school bus) that I rebuilt into a Skoolie for our adventure travels.
I grew up in Carmel California on the beautiful Pacific Ocean. I have been blessed to live in the Pacific Northwest (Oregon) as well as Aspen Colorado for 14 years before moving to Minnesota in 2007.
A verse that has shaped my life is from Jeremiah 29. That “God knows His plans for us” and they are for Good! Experiencing the earth shaking Love of Jesus has transformed me from a wretched sinner, to being able to stand in God’s presence and to lead worship by the blood of Christ. I continue to be totally blown away by the daily renewing of His mercy and the renewing of our mind by the word.
Contact James at [email protected].