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Ellen Renée Dill, American educator, minister, writer. License ministry United Methodist Church 1974, missionary Methodist Church 2003, ordained 1985, 2003; certified in education Michigan, Georgia. Recipient citation Mayor's Committee To Keep Detroit Beautiful, 1966, citation for excellence in journalism Michigan Press Association, 1978; Hartman scholar, 1979; Dempster Graduate fellow, 1980, Hartman fellow, 1981.


Bachelor in Sociology and Education, Nazareth College Michigan, Nazareth, Michigan, 1972. Master of Divinity, Garrett Evangelical Seminary, Evanston, Illinois, 1979. ABD in Sociology and Ethics, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1988.

Doctor of Ministry, Chicago Theological Seminary, 1999.


Teaching assistant Head Start St. Agnes Church, Detroit, 1966-1968. Teacher Eastside Vicariate School, 1972-1977. Pastor St. Luke United Methodist Church, Chicago, 1980-1982.

Associate pastor First United Methodist Church Temple, 1982-1984. Pastor Clair-Christian United Methodist Church, 1984-1988, Community United Methodist Church, Markham, 1988—1990, Woodlawn United Methodist Church, Chicago, 1990-1993, Immanuel United Methodist Church, 1993-1999. Pastor United Campus Ministry Winona (Minnesota) State University, 1995-1999.

Teacher Tracy McGregor Elementary School, Detroit, 1999—2005, webmaster, 2000—2005. Educator Cornerstone Academy, 2006—2007. Educator, web master, Radiation to Information coordinator Riverside School, since 2006.

Conductor seminar on women in ministry Garrett Evangelical Seminary, 1981, conductor seminar on church and society, 1980, instructor continuing education seminar for clergy in administration, 1987. Board directors Southern District Board Ordained Ministry, Board Church Building Location. Member Southern District Council on Ministries, Southern District Strategy Committee.

Former chairman Northern Illinois Conference Board Education, Southern District Board Education. Former assistant chairman board education United Methodist Church. Member Detroit Conference Elders Orders, 1985.

Minister International Missionary Church, 2003. Assistant spiritual director Walk to Emmaus, 1988-1990, 92, spiritual director men's walk, 1991. Member Northern Illinois Conference Commission on Status and Role of Women, 1991-1993, United Methodist Foundation, University Chicago, 1990-1993.

Member monitoring committee Illinois Conference Configuration. Member planning committee Western District Laboratory School. Invocation Chicago City Council meetings, 1990, 91, 93.

Chairperson Minnesota Conference Commission on Religion and Race, 1995. Member Minnesota Conference Council on Ministries, since 1995. Member Ethics Minority Concerns Commission, Minnesota Conference, since 1993.

Member medical ethics committee Community Memorial Hospital, Winona, Minnesota, since 1995. Active Winona Area Ministerium, since 1995, Winona Cultural Diversity Task Force, since 1997. Board member Project Fine, 1997-1999.

Adjunct professor Winona State University, Minnesota, 1998-2008.


  • License ministry United Methodist Church 1974, missionary Methodist Church 2003, ordained 1985, 2003. Certified in education Michigan, Georgia.


  • Other Work

    • Co-author: Teachers Guide: Two Hundred Years of American Methodism, 1981. Editorial advisor The Christian Ministry journal, since 1987. Webmaster Tracy McGregor Elementary School, 2000-2005.

      Contributor articles to professional journals.


Salvation is achieved through profound believe in God.


When peaceful alternatives have failed, the force of arms may regretfully be preferable to unchecked aggression, tyranny and genocide.


Spiritual support, encouragement and challenge should be major strengths of a Christian community.


Area chair Mayor's Committee to Keep Detroit Beautiful, 1965. Board directors Garrett-Evangelical Seminary, 1978, Austin Christian Law Center, 1983-1993, Child Serve Community Council, Chicago, 1984-1988, Carroll M. Felton Junior Housing Foundation, 1992-1993. Assistant dean Pembroke Institute, 1992.

Medical ethics board Winona General Hospital, 1997-1999. Member National Education Association, Georgia Association of Educators.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, sewing, teaching, writing, studying, computer technology.


Daughter of Clarence Lorenzo and Melvin Elizabeth (Knowles) D. Divorced; children: Christopher Edward Brown, Crystal Elizabeth Brown.

Clarence Lorenzo Dill

Melvin Elizabeth (Knowles) Dill

Christopher Edward Brown Dill

Crystal Elizabeth Brown Dill