Fruitland First United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 17, 2021
317 SW 2nd Street Fruitland, Idaho

Pastor Jim and Leaders



Jim Hardenbrook was ordained in 1973 and has served congregations in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Alaska.  Since 2008 he has worked with five congregations in an interim capacity.

While serving Nampa (ID) Church of the Brethren, Jim was active in community and denominational concerns having helped found Healthy Families Nampa (a faith-based coalition dedicated to healthy families and responsible fatherhood), serving as the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference Moderator (2005), interim director of the Sudan Initiative and Idaho House of Representative Chaplain for 11 years (1996-2006).

Jim and Pam (his wife of 49 years) have three grown children who live in Virginia, Alaska and Missouri.  He enjoys fly fishing, gardening, building, reading, traveling to see their children and grandchildren and enjoying their cabin in Alaska’s Interior. 



2021 Administrative Council

Council Chair: Larry Haley
Secretary: Gloria Vanderpool
Lay Leader: Freda Lee
Lay Member to Annual Conference: Leona Whitcomb
Treasurer: Kay Haley
Financial Secretary: Kathy Day
The Chair of Trustees: Rod Hutchinson
The Chair of PPRC: Holly Hutchinson