First Presbyterian Tuscaloosa
Thursday, September 03, 2015

James Goodlet

My name is James Goodlet, and I'm the campus minister at UKirk Ministries. I've been an associate pastor at First Pres. since December '07, after graduating from Columbia Theological Seminary the previous May. I'm a die-hard Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket (even though I'm a Furman University grad) and, when I'm not hanging out with my students, I'm probably daydreaming about fly fishing in Montana.

If I were to tell you why I'm here, it's pretty simple: I love being on a college campus, with all of the students and professors, the studious atmosphere and inquiring minds, and, of course, the electricity that athletic events present. College is an incredibly formative time in our lives, one in which we explore new ideas, consider where we stand, learn exciting things, and delve into what it is we believe. The idea of participating in that is, for me, an incredible opportunity.

As a campus minister, I always anticipate challenges and being challenged. I look forward to speaking and, more importantly, listening. I enjoy learning exciting new things, meeting new people, and experiencing new experiences.

When I'm not hanging out with our students or at the church, I can usually be found out and about with my wife, Margaret, our son, Sam, and our pets, Toasty the dog and Toonces the cat.