Meet James

James is fascinated by ideas, concepts and new perspectives on familiar challenges.    His mind is the type that is always looking for connections.  James loves ideas because they are profound, novel, clarifying, contrary and bizarre.  Ideas energize.

James is inquisitive.  He finds so many different things and subjects interesting.  He reads a great deal.  He is always on the look out for something new and interesting to absorb and store in the archives because of possible connections later on.

James loves to learn.  He is energized by the steady and deliberate journey from ignorance to competence.  He thrives in dynamic environments.  He loves to learn a lot in short periods of time and quickly apply these new concepts in unique ways.

In the deepest parts of James, there is faith in his strengths.  When he looks at the world, his perspective is unique and distinct.  For this reason, James loves situations where there is no rulebook and decisions have to be made with confidence.  He is an independent thinker and creator.

James is able to sort through clutter and find best routes.  He was born this way!  He has a distinct way of thinking, a special perspective on the world at large.  He sees patterns where others see chaos and complexity.  James asks, “What if?”, selects a path, and moves!

James Carmichael is the lead pastor of an awesome church called, The Grove.  As a new church plant, The Grove lives for Jesus – loving their city to see lives transformed for Him.

James has a B.Sc. (Mathematics) from Nipissing University and a B.S. (Youth Ministry) from Toccoa Falls College.  He also completed a M.Min. from the Pacific Evangelical School of Ministry in the spring of 2009.

James lives with his wife, Heather, and two children in Albany, Oregon.

taken from StrengthFinder 2.0