James (Jim) Rapp is a retired public school teacher. Previous to his 27 year teaching career he served as pastor of a congregation in River Falls, Wisconsin for six years. In the years since his retirement from teaching he served his church in Eau Claire, Wisconsin as Director of Drama for 12 years until May 2009. Jim holds a Diploma in Theology from North Central Bible College (now North Central University) 1958, and a Master's Degree in History from University of Wisconsin-River Falls 1971, with his major area of interest being the Ancient Near East. He has written seven dramas, five of which have been staged. In his twelve years as Director of Drama he co-directed, with Music Director, Cheryl Brandt, twenty-two adult musical dramas and nine children's musicals. Jim is author of four books of poetry, Perfect Imperfection, Sandals: The Journey of Abraham and Sarah and Hagar, Second Crop: More Poems by James D. Rapp, and Etcetera: An Eclectic Expression of Humors. He is also author of Sermon on the Mount: Brief Meditations. Jim lives with Alice, his wife of 56 plus years, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.