St. James Ministry Team
David Sims holds a Master of Divinity from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as a Bachelor of Music from Cornerstone University, and an Associate of Science from Full Sail University. Originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan, he and his family have lived in Louisville since 2018. Prior to that, he served in the United States Army for nine years, including deploying to Afghanistan and serving with NATO headquarters in Belgium. He enjoys reading, studying history, and playing music.
Donna Vaughn is the director of the St. James Church Handbell Ensemble where she served as Music Minister/ Organist before retiring. Donna and the Handbell Ministry of St. James Church celebrated 50 years of faithful ringing in 2019. Donna has been an active member of the Handbell Musicians of America since 1970, and has served as Kentucky State Chair, Clinician, and Mentor. She holds a degree in Organ and Church Music from the University of Louisville School of Music, and has taught piano and organ. Donna and her husband Elvis have 2 Daughters 2 Sons, and 3 Granddaughters.