James Akerson

Profile Updated: June 11, 2019
Residing In: Harrisonburg, VA USA
Spouse/Partner: Emily
Homepage: View Website
Occupation: Pastor
Children: Lars (32) and Nels (28)
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I attended OSU and graduated in forest management. My career included two years in the Peace Corps - Liberia (forestry), 18 years with the BIA at Warm Springs IR and Portland area offices, then 16 years with Shenandoah National Park. We live in Harrisonburg, Virginia. For the last 8 years I've been the pastor of a small country church near Elkton, VA. It's Beldor Mennonite Church. I completed my DMin in 2018. My works amounts to about ¾-time, which feels about right for now.

Emily and I have been married 41 years. She continues her faculty position at James Madison University and clinical work as a nurse practitioner. Our sons give us real joy as we see them exploring the world and making sense of life. Emily and I would love to make contact with you by phone or together if you find yourself in Virginia. Blessings to you. Emily is very active with me in church visitation and leading Bible studies.

Our sons at one point were both more than 12 hours away. Now it's a little better. Nels and his wife are over the mountain in Charlottesville, home of UVa basketball. Lars, the older, is in Honduras serving in mission with our denomination. He's single.

We head to Salem/Jefferson every couple years to visit my sister Janice Wells. I'd love to look you up if you'd like to contact us. Feel free to come out to Virginia as well.

School Story:

I lived and attended school in the South Salem district; Baker, McKinley, and Salem Heights elementary, and Judson JH, through the sophomore year at South. Then my family moved to Boise, ID for a year, and to Corvallis, OR my graduating year.

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It was so very nice to meet with you this week, Rick. I look forward to more. God bless.

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