James Bakke, J.D.

James Bakke, J.D.

Executive Director

Jim Bakke became Barnabas Foundation’s fourth executive director in late 2015, after serving as national director of planned giving at World Vision. Prior to joining World Vision, Jim served Barnabas Foundation as an estate planner and then as director of planned giving services for nearly a decade.

Jim’s career includes experience as a senior consultant to nonprofits with Leadership Resource Group, director of development for Trinity Bible College, and executive director of a Youth for Christ chapter in North Dakota.

He holds a Juris Doctorate from Regent University and a bachelor’s degree from Trinity Bible College.