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Minister

Allan Dean Byrne, American Minister. Ordained minister in Methodist Church, 1955. Board of directors Madison Center, South Bend 1989-1991, Bashor Children's Home, Goshen, Indiana, 1989-1991. Member Rotary.

Background

Byrne, Allan Dean was born on October 3, 1930 in Pontiac, Illinois, United States. Son of Ira Council and Vera Ruth (Rittenhouse) Byrne.

Education

B. Philosophy, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1952; Master of Divinity, Garrett Theological Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, 1955; Doctor of Ministry, Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, 1980.

Career

Pastor, Dyer (Indiana) Methodist Church, 1954-1959; associate pastor, City Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana, 1959-1964; pastor, Grace Methodist Church, Rochester, Indiana, 1964-1968; senior pastor, First United Methodist Church, Hobart, Indiana, 1968-1973; senior pastor, Waynedale United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1973-1977; senior pastor, College Avenue United Methodist Church, Muncie, Indiana, 1977-1983; senior pastor, Woodmar United Methodist Church, Hammond, Indiana, 1983-1986; senior pastor, First United Methodist Church, South Bend, Indiana, since 1986. Commission member Commision on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns, Indiana, 1987-1991. Chairperson South Bend Cluster of United Methodist Ministers, 1987-1991.

Member Executive Committee South Bend District Council on Ministries, 1987-1991.

Achievements

  • Ordained minister in Methodist Church, 1955.

Membership

Board of directors Madison Center, South Bend 1989-1991, Bashor Children's Home, Goshen, Indiana, 1989-1991. Member Rotary.

Connections

Married Louise Marie Wichmann, August 12, 1951 (divorced March 1983). Children: Allan Mark, Wesley Charles, Rae Marie. Married Mary Elizabeth Gottula, April 27, 1985.

father:
Ira Council Byrne

mother:
Vera Ruth (Rittenhouse) Byrne

spouse:
Louise Marie Wichmann

spouse:
Mary Elizabeth Gottula

child:
Rae Marie Byrne

child:
Allan Mark Byrne

child:
Wesley Charles Byrne