Judy and Rev. Dee Dale, Longtime Denominational Leader and Longtime Pastor, Retire
I am grateful for the friendship and hospitality Judy and Dee
have offered me over the years. . . . I am grateful for the years she copied and enlarged "Impact" for my mother-in-law and mailed it to her so she could stay in touch with MCC news
- that kind of personal, thoughtfulness is typical of Judy Dale. . . she will be missed on our staff!"
After 28 years as the Pastor of Metropolitan Community Church of Louisville (Kentucky), Rev. Dee Dale
has announced her
retirement, effective the end of this month.
MCC's Moderator, Rev. Elder Dr. Nancy Wilson, recalls, "Rev.
Dee Dale was a pioneer of MCC in Kentucky and the region and lived through some of the most harrowing times of AIDS discrimination and crushing pastoral need.
Most recently, Rev Dee's advocacy has extended to the participation and ministry of transgendered persons with enthusiasm in a way that is educating and opening up the community, city and state.
As a public servant, as well as a pastor, Dee Dale
has changed lives and Kentucky forever!"
She has been active with MCC since 1977 and is one of the five longest-term pastors in the denomination.
Denominationally, Rev. Dale has been a Supervising Pastor and the mentor and teacher for over a dozen students and Clergy Candidates.
She served as Assistant District Coordinator of The Great Lakes District and on the District Committee.
Later, she served on the District Clergy Review Committee, then for 10 years as the Chair of the Board of Ordained Ministry, and in many other denominational capacities over the years as a volunteer.
Judy Dale, Rev. Elder Diane Fisher, Rev. Jane Carl, Rev. Susan Deitrick, Rev. Dee Dale, Dee's sister Debbie, and Debbie's husband
Rev. Elder Diane Fisher writes: "Judy and Dee
have been trusted friends and colleagues for decades.
and Judy Dale have blessed our Denomination for over a quarter of a century.