St. James supports global mission programs through the World Outreach Committee.

St. James partners with many other organizations which provide service throughout the world:

Sustainable Development.  Lasting Promise.
(Click on the icon to access the LWR website.)

Creatively and courageously working toward a just world where all are fed.
(Click on the icon to access the ELCA Hunger website.)


St. James gives regular support to missionaries and mission programs in Liberia, Bangladesh, India and Haiti.

Utpal and Stacy Saha serve with the World Mission Prayer League.  Stacy works as coordinator and trainer of the midwife program at LAMB (Lutheran Aid to Medicine in Bangladesh) Hospital in northern Bangladesh. This program serves an area populated by more than two million people. Utpal oversees two Christian reading rooms and is a translator and educator for church leaders in the area. As the hospital and area grow there is an ongoing need for health professionals, as well as educators for the K through 10th grade school. Utpal and Stacy, along with their two children, visited St. James in August of 2006 where they spoke at all the services and presented Sunday programs for children and adults.

Brian Palmer  teaches in Liberia through the ELCA global missions program.  He was a guest of St. James in 2012 when he preached and shared stories of teaching in Liberia, and St. James’ connection to Brian and Liberia has grown over the years.  Read more about Brian’s ministries in Liberia.

Source of Life Ministries, rescues impoverished children in Haiti and was the site of a St. James Global Service Mission Trip in April 2016 and 2018.

Roberta Anderson of the St. James World Outreach Committee, Pastor Jeanette Leisk, Pastor Sam Schmitthenner, B.C. Paul and Fred Anderson of the World Outreach Committee.
The Emmaus Ministry of Andhra Pradesh, India, reaches out to a much-neglected area of the state. Pioneered and led by Pastor B.C. Paul, the ministry receives most of its support from the Telugu Christians and professional and business people of the state capital, Hyderabad. Pastor Paul visited our congregation in August of 2005, brought the message at our Sunday services and providing a visual presentation with many stories from the work for our Sunday School. St. James is blessed to be able to provide financial and prayer support for this important ministry. Learn more about Pastor Paul’s work through this link.