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James Nelson Gingerich

James Nelson Gingerich
Biography:

Since its founding in 1989, James Nelson Gingerich has provided medical care and helped lead the staff at Maple City Health Care Center, a communitybased, not-for-profit organization working with neighbors to enhance the health of people in north-central Goshen, Indiana (for more, see www.mchcc.com). This chapter is distilled from a talk James gave in 2008 as Theological Center Guest at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana; it is available at www.mchcc.com/en/talk/jamess-seminary-talk-2. In 2006 he received the Dorothy Richardson award for resident leadership from NeighborWorks America, for his work with the health center. James is a 1980 graduate of Goshen College, a 1985 graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, and a 1988 graduate of the family medicine residency program at St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove, Indiana. He and his wife, Barbara Nelson Gingerich, are the parents of two young adult sons, Jonathan and Daniel. James is a member of Eighth Street Mennonite Church in Goshen. He enjoys praying with neighbors every weekday morning from Take Our Moments and Our Days: An Anabaptist Prayer Book, and sharing a weekly eucharistic meal with friends. His interests include beekeeping, baking bread, weaving, singing from shape-note songbooks, typesetting music, leading congregational singing, and bookbinding.


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