Something to know about Gregg Palmer

“Will do.” 

These words are Gregg’s signature words for our family and friends.  It’s his love language—doing for others.  I definitely have benefited from this trait. 

One of the classic Gregg Palmer stories occurred in the beginning of our family life on July 4, 1982:

I mentioned it would be awesome to take the wall down between our kitchen and living room.  I thought we would discuss the pros and cons and eventually come up with a plan for it.


I heard a crash as I dressed our little girls for the day.  The wall had come down. 

I had a moment of panic, wondering how we were going to complete the project.


At the same time, I understood like never before, my fortune in this unusual trait.

Over the years, I’ve learned if, I mention something that I think MIGHT be a good idea that I better be READY for it to be done.

Certainly our kids and some of their friends realized their own fortune in his “will-do” approach to life.  They call Gregg when something needs to be done—or they call me and ask me to tell him to call.  The stories of Gregg rescuing them in their time of need often includes a hammer, a ladder, and a lot of muscle to do everything it takes to help get the job done.

In fact, when there’s a need and he’s not around, a phrase comes up—WWGPD:  “What would Gregg Palmer do?” 

Whatever the answer, it always includes the words,  “Will-do”.


Gregg, I kept these words simple as you like. Your  “will-do” spirit has been an adventure for all of us.   Happy Father’s Day.  I love you—Kerrie

use Pastor Kerrie and Gregg at lunch - 1out with mom and dadthe olson girls and us christmaswith little Ellie and Jack is hope - 1our family in the fall - 1

(Written by Kerrie Carlisle Palmer © 2016 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED)


Author: Kerrie Carlisle Palmer

Hi there, I am a Life-Story Teller, Co-Developer of TableThink (, co-host of TableThink and Think On This Podcasts, Pastor, Church Planter, Founder of Red Door Church. I love to be with my family, friends, and anyone I meet along the way. Two musts are coffee and celebrations. I hope you and I are able to connect soon.

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