James and his wife Elaine have lived in Chilliwack and been part of City Life Church since 1992. Having their four children attend Highroad Academy was a significant factor in their decision to move to Chilliwack and all of them proudly graduated from HRA between 1994 and 1997. In 2003, James joined the pastoral team at City life Church and joined the Highroad Academy School Board as part of his role on church staff. He has since retired but is delighted to continue serving on the board. James has been involved in Christian education since the early days of the movement in the late 1970s. In 1978, while Highroad was being launched in Chilliwack, James and his team also launched a school in their small, recently planted church in Hamilton, Ontario. James understands that while the generations move on and methods change the core values and purpose stay the same. It is exciting to still be part of the mission of discipling the next generation"