Rev. Robert McIlvenna


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Robert McIlvenna, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2018.

Robert began his ministry in Oregon before transferring to the California Nevada conference in 1957. He served the Meridian, and Hayward: Wesley churches, then as Director of Young Adult Work in San Francisco, at the Board of Education, Nashville, Glide Foundation San Francisco, Glide Urban Center San Francisco, Genesis Ecumenical Center, as Trustee for the Exodus Trust, and President of the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality before retiring in 1997.

He is survived by his wife, Winnie McIlvenna, of Walnut Creek CA, by his children Rand McIlvenna of Martinez, CA and Lise Codde of Walnut Creek, CA, by six Grandchildren and five Greqt-Grandchildren.  Condolences may be sent to Winnie McIlvenna at 118 Glen Court, Walnut Creek, CA  94595.  

The memorial service will be private.

Gifts in honor of Robert may be sent to the United Methodist Committee on Relief, at UMCOR, Advance GCFA, P.O. Box 9068, New York, New York 10087-9068.

Let us continue to give God thanks for Robert’s life and witness and hold his family close in prayer.  In our living and in our dying, we belong to God! (Romans 14:8)

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
California-Nevada Conference
P.O. Box 980250
West Sacramento, CA  95798-0250


California-Nevada Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1500