Jun 24, 2021

We have received word of the death of the Rev. Herbert E. Palmer on June 22, 2021.
He was a retired elder who served the following Eastern PA Conference churches and ministries:

  • Philadelphia: Emmanuel
  • Philadelphia: Sanctuary
  • Philadelphia: Spring Garden
  • Darby: Union Memorial
  • Philadelphia: Haven Memorial
  • Eastern PA Conference Consultant
  • South District Superintendent
  • Executive Director for United Methodist Metro Ministries
  • Philadelphia: Tindley Temple

After retirement, he served as Interim Director of Urban Ministries for eight years. In 2019, the Herbert E. Palmer Award for Urban Ministry was created in his honor.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Eleanor F. Palmer, and son, Bishop Gregory V. Palmer, among other family members. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to them at the following addresses:

Bishop and Mrs. Gregory V. Palmer
6700 Kensington Way
Worthington, OH 43085

Mrs. Eleanor F. Palmer
2101 Belmont Ave.
Apt #3222
Philadelphia, PA 19131