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James Petersen grew up in the EFCA and earned an M.Div. ('90) and Th.M. ('91) at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Ordained by the EFCA, he served as a senior pastor for 25 years in small-, large- and medium-sized churches in urban, metro and rural settings. With a lifelong heart for missions, James began with EFCA ReachGlobal in August 2015. Having served as interim international leader for Africa, he now serves as executive director of personnel for missionaries. James is married to Jennifer, and they have five adult children, four daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. He is an artist and a beekeeper in his spare time.