On August 2, 2016 the Oregon-Idaho Conference published a statement sharing news that Rev. James Parkhurst, who was serving as the Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries for the Oregon-Idaho Conference, was arrested for alleged criminal conduct. He was immediately placed on Administrative Leave.
Parkhurst was previously the Director of Camping and Retreat Ministries in the Desert Southwest Conference. The Oregon-Idaho Conference has assured us that although the investigation is on-going there is presently no indication that the alleged criminal conduct is related to his employment in, or the people in, the Desert Southwest Conference.
Please hold Rev. James Parkhurst, his family, and all those impacted by the allegations in prayer.
Questions about this article may be directed to Rev. David McPherson at or 602-266-6956.