Meet Our Team

John V. Clark

President, Partner
jclark@jamescompany.com

 

John comes to The James Company with an extensive background in church ministry, having served as an ordained minister for over 20 years. He has served as a program director with us since 1996. John's abilities include his experience in communicating in a wide range of ministry environments and his extensive church administrative background. John has worked with a variety of congregations and institutional ministries from many different cultural and denominational settings. John has a passion for outreach, teaching and growing leaders for mission and ministry in the church. His sincere, personable approach (along with a good sense of humor) contributes to John's effectiveness as a communicator and leader.

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John V. Clark

John V. Clark

President, Partner

Bob Connolly

Vice President, Partner
bconnolly@jamescompany.com

 

Bob has worked with church congregations, schools, and social agencies since 1974. He has managed stewardship and capital fund appeals, conducted leadership-training seminars, and supervised planning processes for a wide variety of non-profit institutions.

Bob and his wife Lynn have two grown children and belong to Gesu Catholic Parish in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Bob is a Board Member of the Pilgrims of Ibillin and a member of Common Ground.

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Bob Connolly

Bob Connolly

Vice President, Partner

Rachel Cornwell

Program Director
rcornwell@jamescompany.com

 

Rachel Cornwell is an ordained United Methodist pastor, with 15 years of congregational leadership experience, including annual stewardship campaigns and three capital campaigns. A recent participant in the Executive Certificate Program for Religious Fundraising through the Lilly School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University, Rev. Cornwell is excited to be working with <em>The James Company</em> to help organizations develop their capacity for achieving their mission and invite individuals to experience the joy of generosity.

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Rachel Cornwell

Rachel Cornwell

Program Director

Scott Jacob

Program Director
sjacob@jamescompany.com

 

Scott brings over 30 years of pastoral and denominational experience to his work with congregations.  He has served as pastor of four congregations, assistant to the Bishop, Director for Evangelical Mission in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and is currently a consultant to the Ecumenical Stewardship Center.  Scott has in-depth experience in congregational visioning and strategic planning, transformational renewal in congregations, and leading stewardship/capital appeals.

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Scott Jacob

Scott Jacob

Program Director

Tim McKearn

Program Director
tmckearn@jamescompany.com

 

Tim has spent most of his career engaged in fund development for religious and secular non-profit organizations, having most recently served in a leadership capacity for a $100,000,000 comprehensive campaign bringing it to a successful conclusion. Tim has also served as board president for a number of non-profit organizations where he has taken great pride in board development as a key priority. Familiar with all areas of fundraising, Tim enjoys working with and developing volunteers and has specialized in annual giving efforts and major gift development.

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Tim McKearn

Tim McKearn

Program Director

Kurt Nordby

Program Director
knordby@jamescompany.com

 

Kurt brings to The James Company 37 years of experience as a Lutheran pastor.  He has served as pastor of three congregations in a variety of settings, as a denominational stewardship specialist in the wider church , and as a capital appeals consultant.  He has extensive experience in organizing stewardship campaigns, capital campaigns, asset mapping, conducting "Miracle Sundays", and mission planning in congregations.  Kurt has a deep passion for the proclamation of the gospel and celebrating the gifts that God gives for ministry.

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Kurt Nordby

Kurt Nordby

Program Director

Greg Pierce

Program Director
gpierce@jamescompany.com

 

Greg is a nationally-known writer, publisher, speaker, and organizer. He was the president for five years of the National Center for the Laity and a founding member of the Business Executives for Economic Justice. He has mentored congregations and religious institutions of all denominations and faiths on leadership, stewardship, and mission development. He and his family are members of St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church in Chicago, where his wife, Kathy, teaches 7 and 8 grade in the parish school.

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Greg Pierce

Greg Pierce

Program Director

Fred Stoltz

Program Director
fstoltz@jamescompany.com

 

Fred is a Catholic lay person who has been active in ministry leadership since 1984. In addition to his extensive background in business consulting, he has a Masters degree in Pastoral Studies from St. Francis Seminary in St. Francis, Wisconsin. Fred has served as a director and chairperson on various boards, including Church Council, School Board and a Retreat Center Board. In those roles, Fred has facilitated several planning processes. He was involved in his own church's successful capital fund appeal managed by The James Company. Fred and his wife, Nadine, have two children and belong to Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Parish in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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Fred Stoltz

Fred Stoltz

Program Director

Brian Warner

Program Director
bwarner@jamescompany.com

 

Brian brings over 30 years of corporate and nonprofit management, marketing, and client relationship experience to The James Company. He has held management positions at GE Healthcare, InTouch Health Telemedicine, and Feed My Starving Children. In addition to his James Company role, he serves as Communication Manager at his home church, where he has also been on Council and chaired several leadership teams including Property Development, Capital and Stewardship Campaigns. Brian currently serves on the Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, and chairs the Resource Development Committee of TriCity Family Services, a youth and family counseling agency in Geneva, IL. He and his wife, Suzanne, have three children and are both active members at Bethlehem Lutheran in St. Charles, IL.

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Brian Warner

Brian Warner

Program Director

Jackie Adams

Program Administrator
jadams@jamescompany.com

 

Jackie joined The James Company in 2015.  She is an active member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Milwaukee, WI, and has served in her congregation on the Vestry, Stewardship Committee, and Youth Ministries.

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Jackie Adams

Jackie Adams

Program Administrator

Rita Hanlon

Program Administrator
rhanlon@jamescompany.com

 

Rita has worked with The James Company since 2002.  She has served her church on the Stewardship Committee, the After-School Ministry Board, and the Youth Board.  Rita and her family are members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carol Stream, Illinois.

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Rita Hanlon

Rita Hanlon

Program Administrator

Donna Lund

Program Administrator
dlund@jamescompany.com

 

Donna joined The James Company in 2002. She is the Financial Administrator at St. Timothy Lutheran Church. Donna also has been a very active volunteer in children's ministries, teaching vacation Bible school, teaching Sunday school and directing the midweek Logos program. Donna and her family are members of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Naperville, Illinois.

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Donna Lund

Donna Lund

Program Administrator

Denise Peters

Program Administrator
dpeters@jamescompany.com

 

Denise has been with The James Company since 1992.  She has also served in her own congregation on the Boards of Stewardship and Education and on the Parish Council and Board of Directors. Denise and her family are active members of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Carol Stream, Illinois.

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Denise Peters

Denise Peters

Program Administrator

Sally Warren

Program Administrator
swarren@jamescompany.com

 

Sally joined The James Company Staff in 1995.  Her background in leadership and administration previously as a small business owner benefits us all as she helps client churches through each step of the campaign cycle.  Sally’s role is to keep everyone focused on the finish line, whether that’s a successfully completed feasibility study or a multi-year capital stewardship campaign.  Sally often refers to her work as her “ministry”,

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Sally Warren

Sally Warren

Program Administrator

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