Jim Rancourt

About Jim Rancourt

James "Jim" Rancourt is a Massachusetts native who received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Lowell. After gaining industry experience he relocated to Blacksburg, Virginia where he earned his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from Virginia Tech. He finished his Ph.D. while simultaneously starting Polymer Solutions Incorporated (PSI) in 1987. Jim serves as the Immeasurably More team leader at Northstar.

Do you know what time it is?

Obsessed with Time As a society we are obsessed with time. Most people wear a watch, a watch that tracks their heartbeat, steps, and location while delivering email and text messages. There are clocks everywhere. Our computers and phones display the time, here and anywhere in the world. We need to be to work, to [...]

By |2019-02-20T12:11:30-05:00February 20th, 2019|0 Comments

God in the Equation- You Want to Borrow How Much Money?

The Backstory First, a backstory to this blog post that really does relate to the Immeasurably More campaign of Northstar Church and the construction of the Northstar Ministry Center... Years ago, I read a lot of books that other people were reading, partly so that I could be part of the conversation. For example, with no [...]

By |2018-11-15T13:09:35-05:00November 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Is Waiting a Waste of Time?

Cynthia & Jim Rancourt Northstar Church is currently “waiting” to build our Ministry Center on Price’s Fork Road. For me, waiting is generally difficult and I quickly become impatient. At times, even with a microwave oven only taking thirty seconds to warm a cup of coffee, I interrupt the process with six seconds [...]

By |2018-03-29T13:02:05-04:00April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Progress and Patience

There has been a lot of behind-the-scenes activity toward beginning construction of the Northstar Ministry Center.  Our Building, Prayer, Communications, Fund-Raising, and Financing Teams have been diligent in their work.  At our Member Meeting on August 20, 2017, we voted to approve the pursuit of financing our project with Ziegler Financial. As we shared in [...]

By |2018-01-15T14:09:10-05:00January 15th, 2018|0 Comments

Cathedrals, Churches, and Ministry Centers

As I get older, I am reminded more frequently how some of my perceptions are simply wrong. Case in point: cathedrals and churches, by which I mean the buildings. I have been in many church buildings and, especially with the older and ornate church buildings, wondered how they got built. They are typically pretty ornate [...]

By |2017-08-27T18:15:28-04:00July 25th, 2017|0 Comments