Articles about Greg

A letter to Greg Dell

November 20, 2016

This letter is a report to the Community United Methodist Church 2016 Charge Conference from Rev. Robert Harman, the Senior Pastor who welcomed Greg to his first appointment in Naperville, IL beginning in June of 1970. Published here with permission of Rev. Robert J. Harman.

Dear Greg,

I received a request the other day for my annual report to the Church Conference at Community United Methodist Church in Naperville. I cannot think about CUMC today without a filter named Greg Dell.

In 1970, the Pastor Parish Committee decided it was time to request the appointmentRead more

Remembering Greg Dell


Hal Baim/Windy City Times

November 15, 2016

By Jan Hensley-Olson, Affirmation newsletter, Vol. 42, Issue 1, Fall 2016

Affirmation and all organizations and individuals that fight for a more justice-filled world have lost a beloved friend. Gregory Robert Dell, age 70, passed away in Raleigh, NC, on Sunday, October 30, 2016, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Greg has spent a lifetime championing the disenfranchised.

Greg was a pastorRead more

Rev. Greg Dell: a remembrance


Josh Hawkins

November 8, 2016

By Tom Holmes,

Pastor Greg Dell died on Oct. 30, 2016 from the complications of Parkinson's Disease. Many older members of Euclid Ave. Methodist Church here in Oak Park remember him from the years he served that congregation from 1985 to 1995.Read more

Community remembers LGBTQ ally Rev. Gregory Dell


Windy City Times file photo

November 3, 2016

By Gretchen Rachel Hammond, Windy City Times

When people attended one of Rev. Gregory Dell's services at Lakeview's Broadway United Methodist Church (BUMC), no matter what their race, sexual orientation, gender identity, economic background or level in society, the first thing they heard was "we don't just tolerate you, we celebrate you."Read more

A revolutionary in our midst


Charles Osgood / Chicago Tribune

November 1, 2016

By Mary Schmich, Chicago Tribune

On days when it seems that the world is tumbling backward, it helps to remember how far we've come.

The death of the Rev. Greg Dell on Sunday, at the age of 70, is one reminder.Read more

Remembering Greg Dell

October 31, 2016

By cathy knight, executive director, Church Within A Church Movement

The Church Within A Church Movement grieves the death of Rev. Greg Dell who passed Sunday October 30, 2016.

Greg has been the foundation on which we stand in this Movement. Greg was the founding co-convener of CWACM and guiding light for 15 years.Read more

A history of prophets


Hal Baim/Windy City Times

June 1, 2014

By Lois McCullen Parr, former Pastor of Broadway UMC

As we welcome Frank Schaefer this night, celebrating the prophetic role that has moved him into the national spotlight, we also recall our own history in the Northern Illinois Conference, and an earlier prophet among us...

Rev. Gregory Dell

In 2008, a year following his medical leave from active ministryRead more