James grew up in the United Kingdom and attended the University of Northumbria at Newcastle to play soccer. It was during his time there he made a full commitment to Christ and committed his life to serve and follow Him. Through this commitment, James met his wife Sarah (Sarah was attending SPU in Washington). After college James moved to Australia to play soccer which was where Sarah and James were engaged. They were married in the U.S. and then returned to Australia to attend Bible college as James and Sarah felt the call of God on their life to enter into full time ministry.
They came home to Nevada at the end of 2006 where James became a full time pastor at a local church. As part of his church outreach, James volunteered serving at the University of Nevada athletic department, which is where the relationship with FCA started. Over the years, the ministry opportunities have grown and grown with FCA in Northern Nevada. The direction and call on James' life became clear, so the decision was taken in August 2014, that James should enter into FCA ministry in a full time capacity. James is the state director for Nevada and Sarah has also joined the FCA staff as the local administrator for the Northern Nevada area and also works with the female athletes at the University of Nevada.
James and Sarah have 3 children: Gracie (8), Jackson (5) and Caden (3). As a family they love and value the position that God has placed them in with the state of Nevada. It is an honor to take the Gospel into new opportunities that God has played before them. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time with their families, working out, watching and supporting our local sports teams and serving the local church.