Lucy Jane Rider Meyer (1849-1922), chemist and early proponent of the Deaconess movement, who did urban ministry and training in Chicago in the early 20th century.
Mrs. Lane served as a President of the Chicago Southern District. She fought for the dignity and equality in representation for African American women in the Church and fought for justice pertaining to all women and children. Her legacy can be seen in the women who rose to UMW leadership in the District, Conference, Jurisdiction and UMW National Office. I am grateful for her touching my life, as well as the lives of so many women of all races and ages. - Lois Moreland-Dean
October 7, 2012 Henry Melchior Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, pastor in North America, died 1787 Divided Lutherans in America asked leaders in Europe to send someone who could take charge and unite their work. Muhlenberg was sent, and was effective in organizing the American Lutherans. Among other accomplishments, his liturgical principles became the basis for the Common Service of 1888.