About

Bill Wylie-Kellermann is a United Methodist pastor recently retired from St Peter’s Episcopal Church in Detroit. Part of the Detroit Catholic Worker, he is a nonviolent community activist, teacher and writer, his ministry extends in a number of directions.

A graduate of Union Theological Seminary in NYC and a longtime Contributing Editor for Sojourners Magazine, he is author of:

Seasons of Faith and Conscience: Reflections of Liturgical Direct Action (Orbis, 1991; Wipf &Stock, 2009)

A Keeper of the Word (Eerdmans, 1994)

William Stringfellow: Essential Writings (Orbis, 2013)

Where the Water Goes Around: Beloved Detroit (Cascade Books, 2017)

Principalities in Particular: A Practical Theology of the Powers that Be (Fortress, 2017)

Dying Well: the Resurrected Life of Jeanie Wylie-Kellermann Cass Community Publishing, 2018)

He served as series editor for the republication of William Stringfellow’s works at Wipf and Stock Press. He is co-founder of Word and World: A Peoples’ School, and is adjunct faculty at Ecumenical Theological Seminary in Detroit. His writing and teaching are most often framed by a theology of the powers.In Jesus, he bets his life on the gospel of non-violence, good news to the poor, Word made flesh, and freedom from the power of death. Bill is partner to Rev. Denise Griebler, father to Lydia and Lucia, and grandfather to Isaac, Cedar, Ira, and Mabel.