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James Benton

James Benton

Business Administratoroffice: 919-834-3425, ext. 270

James started serving as Business Administrator at White Memorial in the fall of 2016. He is responsible for daily operations, budget management, risk management, stewardship coordination, insurance, and transportation. He began professional ministry when God called him away from the biotech industry to an operations position at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. Over 13 years he served in a variety of positions including Operations Coordinator for young adults, Business Administrator and Human Resources Director. Somewhere in the middle he spent 9 months in as a missionary in inner-city Chicago. In 2013 James was recruited to work as Executive Pastor at a non-denominational church in Birmingham, Alabama.

While serving in High School ministry in Menlo Park, James met his wife Susan. It only took him eighteen months to work up the courage to ask her out. Susan recently completed a Masters in Theology from Duke Divinity School. They have three boys, Beckett is in 2nd grade, Asher in Kindergarten and Keats is in preschool. Most of his free time is spent going on outings with the boys. Occasionally he sees a movie, goes to the gym or reads up on current events.