Episcopal priest. BornРSeptember 18, 1942, Warren, Ohio. ParentsРDonald James and Virginia Louise (Murberger) DelBene. MarriedРEleanor Ann McKenzie, July 6, 1968. ChildrenРTwo. EducationРMarquette University, B.A., 1963; Mankato State University, M.A., 1969; the University of the South, M.A., 1978. Ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church, December 1979. Taught at Mary Manse College, Toledo, Ohio, 1965-1967; director of campus ministry at Newman Center, Oshkosh, Wis., 1967-1968; consultant to Winston Press-CBS, 1968-1976; director, The Hermitage, a spiritual retreat in  Trussville, 1977-; rector of the Church of the Holy Cross, Trussville, 1980. Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Cincinnati, 2010-2013.


Episcopal Clerical Directory, 1983.


Alone With God. Minneapolis; Winston Press, 1984.

The Breath of Life. Minneapolis; Winston Press, 1981.

Hunger of the Heart. Minneapolis; Winston Press, 1983.

Into The Light; the Simple Way To Pray With The Sick and The Dying. Nashville; The Upper Room, 1988.

Near Life’s End; What Family and Friends Can Do. Nashville; The Upper Room, 1988.

A Time To Mourn; Recovering From The Death Of A Loved One. Nashville; The Upper Room, 1988.

When I’m Alone; Thoughts and Prayers That Comfort. Nashville; The Upper Room, 1988.