Dan’s Retirement Celebration

Join Us In Worship and Celebration!

Please join us in Worship and Celebration as we honor the retirement of Rev. Dan King Crede. Whether you attend in person or participate via the online live stream, mark your calendars for Sunday, June 26. To join the online livestream click on the button below.

What to Expect

We will begin with a 10:30am combined worship service when Dan will deliver his last sermon as Senior Pastor and Director of the Wesley Church and Foundation. He has served at Wesley since 2004.  Special music along with several presentations will be included. A reception will follow in Watseka Lounge. Although not required, please RSVP to Donna Giffen if you plan to attend the reception (donna@wesleyui.org; 217-729-7612). 

How Can I Send a Card or Video Message?

You may send a card to the address below in care of Donna Giffen. Or you may bring a card to the retirement celebration on June 26.

Wesley United Methodist Church                                                                      C/O Donna Giffen
1203 West Green St. 
Urbana, IL 61801

If you would like to send a video, please use the website www.wetransfer.com

Please have videos sent by Friday, June 24.

Upload the video and fill out the form on the website. Under the “Email to” section, please put in the email address bwarmanneal@wesleyui.org.  The video will be sent to our Director of Communications, Blake Warman-Neal.

If you are having trouble or need assistance with doing this, you can contact Blake via email at bwarmanneal@wesleyui.org.

Dan’s Appointments

  • Senior Pastor/Director, Urbana Wesley UMC / Wesley Foundation at the University of Illinois
  • Associate Pastor and Organist, Urbana Wesley UMC
  • Co-Pastor, Jacksonville Grace UMC
  • Co-Pastor, Bethel Wesley UMC Moline
  • Co-Pastor, Williamsville UMC
  • Student Pastor, Assabet Valley Parish (three-point charge of Hudson UMC, Marlborough UMC, Gleasondale UMC in the former Southern New England Conference)
Dan In Sanctuary
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Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference Retiree Recognition

Click below if you would like to view Dan’s Recognition at the IGRAC


How Can I Send a Gift?

There are two gift opportunities to celebrate Dan’s retirement. You may participate in one or both.

First, you may give to a love gift being collected for Dan. The second opportunity is to make a gift to the General Endowment Fund in Dan’s honor.

Gifts may be made by mail (please make checks payable to Wesley Church and Foundation) or online.

Wesley United Methodist Church                                                                     1203 West Green St. 
Urbana, IL 61801