Susan Wolfe-Devol


Age: 61

retired ordained minister who was the first woman to became a Lutheran pastor in Orange County, California and became an advocate for inclusion and social justice in the church and its ministry, who was among those in the Lutheran church who reached out to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community for years and helped to clear the way for the 2009 vote by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that permitted gay and lesbian clergy to openly marry and continue to serve in the church.

Cause of Death: Brief illness

Born: May 30, 1955

Died: December 16, 2016

Ventura, California