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This week we welcome back the Rev. James Hartley. A retired Presbyterian minister, Jim began his ministry as a solo pastor in two small churches in Iowa. They taught him much! Later he served a 350+ member church in Indianapolis as Head of Staff. Most of his ministry came in two separate churches, each in a near-in suburb of Chicago, where he served as an Associate Pastor with responsibilities in Adult Education, Mission, and Pastoral Care. For the 13 years prior to retirement part of his responsibility was as a Stephen Leader, supervising Stephen Ministers in one-on-one lay pastoral care. He currently serves on the Presbytery Committee on Ministry. Jim and his wife Ginny reside in the city near their youngest grandchildren and the parents nurturing them. They have three sons spread out around the country.