James joined the Northview staff in 2020. He grew up in the Seattle area, but has been serving as a missionary overseas for over 20 years. James, his wife, Sarah, and their three young boys had been serving in South Africa since they got married in 2008, before returning to the States last year. Prior to that James served across Africa and Asia in church planting and training pastors. He has a business degree from the University of Washington and a Masters degree in Leadership and Spiritual Formation.