Larry James joined the Becoming Beloved Community task force in November of 2018, representing St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, in Montgomery Ohio, where he has attended for over 30 years and served twice on the vestry, as both junior warden and sr. warden. He currently serves as the co-founder and chief operating officer of James River Holdings, LLC (JRH), a family owned holding corporation of personal and professional support service companies designed to optimize the quality of life for today’s dual-income professional households. In addition to his COO administrative responsibilities for, the holding company, Mr. James also serves as the principle consultant for JRH’s marketing, diversity and executive coaching companies. He has nearly 40 years of progressive corporate executive experience stretching across a wide range of for profit and non-profit industries, from consumer goods to healthcare and, his role on the task force, to date, has been to leverage that experience to optimize diocesan-wide awareness of and interest in supporting the Becoming Beloved Community Strategic Imperative. One such leverage point, would be the series of articles Larry has authored on his LinkedIn page entitled. “The Top Ten Reasons Diversity Efforts Don’t Work in Corporate America”; a perspective that James believes could be extremely valuable to the Church’s Becoming Beloved Community work, when viewed as a corporate endeavor.