Mr. James is from Pleasant Plains and is a 2011 graduate of Lutheran High School. He attended Concordia University Chicago and played collegiate soccer for two years until injury forced him to stop. He graduated Concordia in May 2015. In August of 2015, Mr. James began part-time teaching at Lutheran. During the second semester he also taught a class at Our Saviors Lutheran grade school in Springfield. He began working as Admissions Director in August 2016. Mr. James is the assistant soccer coach here at Lutheran for both the boys’ and girls’ programs. He is a huge Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks fan. He enjoys running, reading, and traveling across the United States to see friends. Mr. James' favorite Bible verse is Colossians 3:23, " Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."