Meet James Todd
James Todd was born in Shawnee, KS. After his parents divorce during his childhood, he spent time living in Lawrence, KS; Cullman, AL; and Kansas City, KS. In 2000, he graduated high school from Maranatha Academy in Shawnee, KS. After which James studied for two years at Johnson County Community College earning his Associate’s degree before transferring to the University of Kansas to complete the last two year of his Bachelor’s degree graduating in 2004.
Starting in 1999, James helped with a church plant his father, Jim Todd, started in Kansas City, KS called Pathway Ministries. From his senior year of high school until just after graduating with his Bachelors degree from KU, James volunteered as the worship leader, youth pastor, and associate pastor at the church and was ordained in 2003. James stepped down from those responsibilities in order to pursue his legal education.
James attended the University of Kansas School of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctor in 2009. While in law school he completed the International Trade & Finance certificate program, and during his third year was the Vice President of the KU Law chapter of the Federalist Society.