FEATURED CSRM BOARD OF TRUSTEE MEMBER
Jamie Balcom serves as the Sports & Youth Pastor at Spring Valley Church in Allendale, Michigan. Balcom also serves as Life Coach/Chaplain for the Grand Valley State University XC, Track & Field teams. Married to the love of his life – Stacy – the Balcom’s will celebrate their 5th anniversary and have a beautiful miracle daughter Atarah (pronounced AT-uh-Rah) who was born in late 2016 in spite of the collective medical community’s belief the Balcom’s could never have children! Balcom grew up on a dairy farm in the small town of Conklin, Michigan trying to avoid the calling of God which Jamie had felt since early on in his childhood…. 22 years ago. Starting as a ministry volunteer, Jamie has a heart for all ministry volunteers who may be struggling with God’s call. He says: “God finally got his hands on me for good when I was 30 years old… I went back to school at Kuyper College in Grand Rapids, Michigan where I earned a degree in Youth Ministry, Bible & Theology, and a Minor in Sports Ministry.” The Balcom’s have a passion for the youth in this world and feel God has called them to share who He is through our lives. Jamie bleeds Detroit Tigers Blue and Orange, loves to play softball, fish & hunt in that order. He lives by the words of his college professor Brian Telzerow, "Always Share the Gospel; and, If Necessary use Words!!!! Balcom is currently trying to shorten his time in purgatory by reading Dr. Linville’s Christmanship a second time!