John I. Penn

Dr. John Penn has served for 30 years as an ordained United Methodist clergyman in the Peninsula-Delaware Annual Conference. In July 2008, he retired after having served for 6 years as the senior pastor of Simpson United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware. Before coming to Simpson UMC in July 2002, Dr. Penn served for 7 years as the director of spiritual formation and healing at Upper Room Ministries in Nashville, Tennessee. In retirement, Dr. Penn spends his time writing; gardening; teaching Bible studies and Sunday school; conducting some workshops beyond the local church with his wife, Gloria; and spending time with his children and grandchildren.


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