James Roland has been a Pastor at Hope Church since 2009. He lives with his dear wife, Heidi, and their children Sophia, Maria, Peter and William on a small farm (Little Field Abbey) near Storm Lake. He holds a B.A. in History from the University of Northwestern (St. Paul) and an M.A. in Christian Thought from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He served as Acting Principal of Pan African School of Theology in Nyahururu, Kenya (2006-2008) and continues to travel internationally, training pastors and church leaders. He enjoys reading classic literature with his family, writing, sailing, north woods camping, art, medieval architecture, working on vintage motorcycles and fixing things. His life interest is to glorify God by drawing from the ‘storiness’ of art and literature for the enchantment of real life.