|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.