Glenn Ithamar Miller, the only child of Margaret Hauck Miller and Edgar Warren Miller, grew up on Long Island, NY in the village of Valley Stream. He received a B.S. from Tusculum College, a B.D. from Yale Divinity School, an S.T.M. from New York Theological Seminary along with a certificate in pastoral counseling from the New York Post Graduate Center of Mental Health, and a D.Min. from Columbia Theological Seminary. He was ordained a United Methodist Minister in 1969, serving as an assistant pastor at Stratford United Methodist Church in CT from 1969 – 1973, and a pastor of Newtown United Methodist Church in CT from 1973 -1977. In 1977, he received a commission in the Navy and served as a Navy Chaplain for 21 years providing ministry to various Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corp units and their families. His military commendations include Meritorious Service Medal (2 awards), Navy Commendation Medal (2 awards), Navy Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal, and Humanitarian Medal. In 1997 he became the pastor of The Village Chapel in Pinehurst, NC (an interdenominational church) and served that community for 10 years.
In 2007, Glenn and his wife moved to Bluffton, SC. He was elected and appointed as the national chaplain for the Military Officers Association of America for a 6-year term. During that time, Glenn also served on that organization’s national board of directors. In 2015, he and his wife moved to Bermuda Village, a retirement community located in Bermuda Run, NC. While living there he and his wife co-chaired the Chapel Program. He also volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and was active in the Tarheel Chapter of MOAA. He authored two books, The Hosea Model for Marriage (published in 1998) and Living a Balanced Life (published in 2015). In 2021, Glenn and Betty moved back to Beaufort, SC where he was active at Carteret Street United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty Miller; his son, Stephen Todd Miller and wife Dawn from Bellingham, MA; his son, Aaron Glenn Miller and wife Karen from Beaufort, SC; and his daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Jones and husband Jeff Jones from Jamestown, NC; and five grandchildren, Jonah Miller, Anna Miller, Luke Miller, Hope Miller, and Jacob Jones.
A memorial service for Glenn will be held 2:00 Saturday, December 18, 2021 at Carteret Street United Methodist Church, 408 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC.