Hi, I’m James.

I follow Jesus. I’m married to my lovely wife Carly. We have three awesome kids. We were both born and raised in Nebraska and met (and fell in love) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. We are missionaries with Cru and have the privilege of reaching students at our alma mater. You can read more about our ministry here.

Before joining Cru, I served as a pastor in Clifton Park, NY. Some time even before that, I was a child protective services investigator for the state of Nebraska.

I’m a certified Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach. I run a website called Money Rehab and I help people get or stay financially healthy. If you want to learn more, head on over there.

what’s this site all about?

On this site, you’ll find a smattering of all-things mission, movement, theology, life, and culture. About 12 years-worth of reflections. Hopefully, what you find can help you in your life with Jesus. If you’re curious about Jesus, hopefully something here helps you make sense of him. If that’s you, drop me a message. I’d love to talk to you.

The categories and search bar at the bottom of the screen will be your best friend. Not finding what you’re looking for? Let me know and I’ll do my best to help.

need a speaker?

Are you looking for a speaker for an event, retreat, or camp for adults or students? I’d be honored to partner with you in your ministry by speaking at your event. Please fill out this form and I’ll contact you after receiving your request.