Rev. Julius E. Del Pino, PhD - Biography
The Reverend Julius E. Del Pino was born in Savannah, Georgia and grew up in a Methodist parsonage along with five siblings in the state of Minnesota. He received his B.A. degree from Gustavus Adolphus College, majoring in American History, the Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.
Rev. Del Pino has served pastorates in Michigan, California, and Illinois. He previously served on the faculty of Saint Paul School of Theology (with tenure) in Kansas City, Missouri, taught in the Doctor of Ministry program at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, and served on the faculty of Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. Rev. Del Pino has been awarded numerous awards for his commitment to social justice and community service. He is the co-founder of a group called “Friend’s United” whose mandate is to develop bridge-building activities between the Arab and non-Arab citizens of Dearborn.
Most recently, he has taught in The Native American Course of Study, sponsored by the Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church. He has lectured extensively across the country and in Europe, and has published numerous articles. Rev. Del Pino is currently working with his spouse, the Reverend Laurie Smith-Del Pino, on a manuscript entitled, Running Spirit No More.