|Our guest preacher this Sunday will be Liz Nelson’s father, The Rev. Dr. Philip Blackwell.|
Dr. Blackwell served United Methodist ministries across northern Illinois for 45 years before retiring in 2014.
During that time, he led congregations in a rural area, an industrial city, a northern suburb, and in the center of Chicago.
He also was a campus minister and a member of the Northern Illinois Conference staff.
His wife, Sally, and he moved to the St. Louis area last year to be near their two children and four grandchildren.