Jim serves as Executive Director of Academic Connections, an organization that helps create and resource an international network of Christian faculty and scholars, principally at secular institutions of higher learning.
Covenant Theological Seminary
12330 Conway Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63141
Established in 1956, Covenant Theological Seminary was born out of a desire to maintain the integrity of God’s Word and to proclaim God’s truth in face of accelerating unbelief. Today, we remain as firmly committed as ever to excellence in theological education from a Reformed perspective and to our distinct emphasis on the power of the gospel to transform lives and to motivate hearts for ministry. By God’s grace, we have grown from humble beginnings (we had only 11 students when we began) into one of the leading evangelical seminaries in North America, with nearly 3,000 alumni serving in every state and 40 nations around the world.
Emmaus Correspondence School of Missouri/Set Free Ministries
9188 Eddie & Park Road
St. Louis, MO 63123
Emmaus Correspondence School began in 1942 to make solid Bible teaching available to those who could not attend Emmaus Bible School in person. Courses are now available in 118 languages with over 800 distribution centers located around the world.
Set Free Ministries serves inmates in prisons and jails in Missouri and Illinois. These incarcerated students account for the majority of our enrollment, but we also serve students from the general public through our domestic ministry. Our desire is to make the Emmaus road to Bible knowledge available to everyone.
Faith Rx’D works to strengthen the fitness community for Christ-centered living and impact. Local chapters inspire their community through authentic relationships, competition, and enriching content such as training camps and events in cities around the world. As mature disciples of Christ, leaders serve their communities and engage and equip others.
Gideons International (Creve Coeur Camp)
Gideons have a long history of successfully placing God’s word around the world. They operate in 190 countries, and distribute Bibles in 90 different languages. Many Central members are among the Gideons in the U. S.
Global Grace fellowship
Global Grace Fellowship's focus is on planting churches among unreached peoples around the world. They have been preparing and sending missionaries since 1930. John's role is working with the organization's President, Larry Phillips, helping with member health, recruitment, pre-field screening and training, writing, development and more, to expand GGF's Kingdom impact dramatically in the coming years.
Student Mobilization - KSU
Alex and Anna Hrebec
An interdenominational ministry, STUMO helps students to experience God in a genuine way and to grow in that relationship during college and beyond. The ministry helps build leaders that will have a positive impact on their families, communities, country, and the world
Student Mobilization - Missouri State University
At Student Mobilization, our mission is 'to build laborers for Christ from the college campuses of the world.' Kayla currently serves on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, evangelizing and investing spiritually in college students. College is such a crucial time in a person's life, and Kayla's heart is to see college students make decisions-both big and small-for the glory of God.
Feeling called to missions while in graduate school, Rachel has a passion to fight Bible poverty in Asia. Using her wide missions experience, she is working on a 5 year plan to develop Biblical studies programs for countries in the 10/40 window.