Vigil for James Nelson (Class of 2005) Search and Rescue

10-30-2010 by

The Family of James Nelson

 A vigil will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010 for James Nelson from 2:30 to 3:30 PM at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2301 East Court Street, Iowa  City, Iowa. James has been missing in the Holy Cross Wilderness since Oct. 3 when he started out on a solo, 6 day, 25 mile backpacking trip.  This vigil is being held to inform the community of the search and rescue mission that has been taking place in Colorado for James.

James is a 2005 graduate from McCormick Theological Seminary school and is currently employed with the ELCA Foundation in Chicago where he is the Director for Official Roster Records.

Ways you can help –

Donate to the Search and Rescue (SAR) mission in Colorado:


Vail Mountain Rescue Group

PO Box 1597

Vail, Colorado 81658


Summit County Rescue Group

PO Box 1794

Breckenridge, CO 80424


The James Nelson Memorial Fund

PO Box 532

Iowa City, Iowa 52244