James Akerson

Profile Updated: June 14, 2019
Residing In Harrisonburg, VA USA
Spouse/Partner Emily
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Occupation Pastor
Children As of 2019, Lars (32) and Nels (28)
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After HS graduation I attended OSU, graduating in 1975 in forest management. I served in the Peace Corps - Liberia two years, the Bureau of Indian Affairs eighteen years (nine years at Warm Springs IR), and Shenandoah NP in Virginia sixteen years. Towards the end of that I began taking evening classes at the local Mennonite seminary. I was called into ministry in 2010 and completed my MDiv shortly thereafter. Later I completed my DMin in 2018. I serve a small country church near Elkton, VA, and am a district overseer. These amount 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 meet together if you find yourself in Virginia. Blessings to you.

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I only attended CHS our senior year. It was a tough way to end high school. I am glad for the few friends I made there, and the excellent teachers. I think of Mr. Spitznoggle for business, law/insurance, and accounting. Having experienced two other high schools prior, I'd say Corvallis was cliquish and hard to break in to. It probably had to do with my own inward focus--having gone to three high schools in three years. It certainly forced me to become less dependent on peers, something that's been good in the long run. I hope everyone is settled, happy with life, and open to new friends. Blessings to you.

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Mary Lou, Emily & I won't be at the reunion, so I just wanted to say that I admired your quiet, shy, and whip-smart demeanor that senior year. Blessings to you.

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