I retired after 42 years of pastoral ministry in the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Martha and I are enjoying our 53nd year of marriage at home in Longwood, Florida. I keep engaged by writing for the United Methodist Publishing House (http://www.abingdonpress.com/james_a_harnish) and Upper Room Books (https://upperroombooks.com/author/james-a-harnish/). My latest book is "Finding Your Bearings: How Words that Guided Jesus through Crises can Guide Us." (https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Your-Bearings-Guided-through/dp/1725295881/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=finding+your+bearings+harnish&qid=1636813525&sr=8-1)
I serve as a facilitator for the Institute of Preaching and on the Board of Visitors for Duke Divinity School while protecting lots of time for relaxing with the family.
We have two fantastic daughters. Carrie Lynn is married to Andy. They live in Orlando with our grandchildren Julia (now a UF Gator), Alex and Luke. Deborah Jeanne is married to Dan. They live on John's Island, South Carolina, with our two grand-daughters, Mattie, and Molly.