James grew up in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but doesn’t really consider himself a cowboy. After getting a Bible and theology degree at Crown College in Minnesota, he began a 22 year career in professional youth ministry in the Chicago area and in Colorado Springs. James has led or participated in more than 30 short term mission trips in his ministry career. He has a particular concern for children and teenagers at risk or in danger.
James joined OneChild in 2016 as a National Engagement Lead. In his role with OneChild he is an advocate for children and teenagers living in poverty all around the world. He is committed to creating strategic partnerships which will empower and embolden impoverished children to discover and reach their God-given purpose.