Our 36 years of multi-faceted ministry experience gives us unique insights into working with pastors. We have lead congregations as pastors (and as assistants), cared for and trained missionaries as part of the leadership of a sending agency, walked with people through the dying process as a hospice chaplain (Shari), and overseen a network of congregations as an Anglican bishop (Jim). We have encountered the Church’s splendor, along with her spots, wrinkles, and blemishes (Eph. 5:27). We get it!
Shari grew up as a missionary kid in Guatemala, settling in the United States to attend high school and Wheaton College. Her passion is nurturing the souls of Jesus’ friends, giving the kind of restorative care to others that she received (or wishes she had received!). One of her favorite nicknames is “Marmie” because her grandkids say it with such delight.
Jim came to faith in high school and attended Wheaton College, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and Trinity School for Ministry. As with Shari, the voice of his grandchildren crying “Papa” is a glimpse of the delight that our Father has for us as his children.