Bishop Gregory Palmer

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer was the episcopal leader of the Illinois Area from 2008 to 2012 and serves as interim bishop of the Illinois Area from July 1 to Dec. 31, 2021. The interim assignment is in addition to his full-time assignment to the West Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church where he has served since 2012.

Blog Posts


The Work of Christmas

And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father's only son, full of grace and truth.


A Narrative for the Continuing United Methodist Church

On Nov. 4, the Council of Bishops overwhelming approved A Narrative for the Continuing United Methodist Church (see page 9 of this issue of The Current). Last week, the delegates of the North Central Jurisdiction voted to affirm the document.


For All the Saints

As much of the culture is ramping up for Halloween I am praying and singing my way to All Saints Day, Nov. 1. That said please take a moment and join me in singing, reciting, praying the words of hymn For All the Saints:


In memory of Henri Nouwen

In memory of Henri Nouwen


Welcome Back

Grace to you and Peace from the God we know through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.