Although he willingly spent the first 35 years of his life in Salem, Illinois, nine years ago Jamie “saw the light,” repented and became a Hoosier, moving to Brazil, Indiana, and joining the staff at Berea, as Associate Minister. Over the past seven years, God has blessed Jamie and Melissa, his wife of thirteen years, with two sons, Noah and Owen.
While Jamie is a bit of a smartphone and comic book movie junkie, his true passion is, as he says, “when I see others get it and life change happens! I live for that!” With a strong gift of administration, Jamie helps provide a lot of structure and organization to leadership systems at Berea. He notes that BCC is a church that “works for life change, and is not just about ‘going to church’.”
As he ministers to the youth of our community, Jamie values seeing kids come out of destructive or difficult family situations, to live a new life in Christ. In youth ministry, he admits the challenge is great, but readily recognizes our God is greater!
To relax, Jamie may catch an epic guy movie like “The Last Samurai” or “The Avengers,” or you may find him enjoying the great outdoors, hunting in the woods or fishing on a pond.