Each month we like to highlight an employee who exemplifies the mission, philosophy, and values of our organization. This month we are delighted to highlight James Palmer as our Employee of the Month.
James faithfully serves as our Safety and Security Specialist. James works hard to keep all of our campuses, staff members, and residents safe and protected. It is an honor to serve alongside of you, James!
What is your full name?James Kristopher Palmer IV
Family:My dad, Jim, my mom, Michelle, 2 sisters, Nancy and Sophie, and one brother, Kody.
Where did you grow up?I grew up in Tustin, CA.
Hobbies?I love traveling, trying new restaurants, and going to theme parks. I also like bowling!
How long have you been at the Rescue Mission?I have been at the Rescue Mission for 2 and a half years.
How did you hear about the job opportunity at the mission?I heard about the job opportunity through family.
What do you love most about your job?I love being able to work in an awesome environment with amazing coworkers on a daily basis, and that my job allows me to continue learning. I also love seeing how much the residents’ lives change from when they first come into the program till the time they graduate. And I of course can’t forget being able to work with my drug detection dog, Kola, every day!
What is the hardest part of your job?The hardest part is seeing the bad choices people make and the effects of those decisions.
How have you grown since coming to the mission?My walk with the Lord has grown.
Church?I attend Mission Bible Church and I also enjoy going to different churches throughout the year for young adult bible studies.
Favorite verse?I have two:
Jeremiah 29:11
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Motivation to keep going:I am motivated to keep going when I see peoples’ lives change because of God.

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