March 4, 1940 – December 16, 2007
David H. Tripp was born on March 4, 1940, in Lambeth, London, England, and adopted by the late Roger and Alma Tripp. He had lived in Northern Indiana since 1991, coming from England.
Rev. Tripp received a BA from Cambridge University and his Ph.D. from the University of Leeds. He taught at Lincoln Theological College, Queen's College, Birmingham, England, The University of Notre Dame and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
While with the Methodist Church of Great Britain, he was a circuit minister from 1966 to 1988 and a superintendent minister from 1988 to 1991. From 1991 to the present he served three churches in the United Methodist North Indiana Conference, and, most recently, the Rolling Prairie United Methodist Church.
He was author of Renewal of the Covenant in the Methodist Tradition, published in 1969 in London, and editor of Calvin Washington Ruter's Brief Sketch of his life and itinerant labors, which will be published in 2008.
He is survived by his wife, Rev. Diane Karay Tripp, a daughter, a son and six grandchildren.
Tribute prepared by the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, IN.