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Lucy Rider Meyer (1849-1922)
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Lucy Rider Meyer (1849-1922)

First Priciple of Chicago Training School and “Archbishop of Deaconnesses” It is said of the first college in the United States to award degrees to women, Oberlin (1841), that it is peculiar in that which is good. A compliment equally applicable to an Oberlin graduate, Lucy Jane Rider. She became a physician when most medical...

William Orwig (1810-1889)
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William Orwig (1810-1889)

Advocate for Missions and Education in the Evangelical Association Distinctive bulges on the bridge of Bishop Orwig’s nose appear in Orwig family members to this day, testifying to the persistence of genetic traits. The bishop himself stood out in a debate over another persistent human trait: sin. He defended the position that only those who...

Knox, Lloyd
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Knox, Lloyd

Theological Educator Lloyd Knox used his skills and leadership in two different societies. He and his family had gone to Cuba, where he taught in the Evangelical Theological Seminary in Matanzas. In September 1960, the U.S. embassy sent word to all U.S. citizens to leave Cuba. But the embassy did not provide assistance for that...

Brown, Leila (Lee) and Tom
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Brown, Leila (Lee) and Tom

Missionaries to India and Malaysia Leila (Lee) come out of Middleville Methodist Church in Michigan, a small-town rural congregation that was on the cutting edge of theology and was proud of its contributions to Methodist ministry and mission. She first heard about the short-term program from the Reverend Charles Swann, her college sociology professor, whose...

Gray, Ulysses Samuel (1913-2009)
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Gray, Ulysses Samuel (1913-2009)

Methodist Missionary to Gbarnga, Liberia The Rev. Ulysses Samuel Gray served as a missionary with the Methodist Board of Missions at the Gbarnga Mission Station in Bong County, Liberia, for nearly 27 years (1948-1974). His wife, Vivienne Newton Gray, also served the station as a teacher and administrator (see her biography https://methodistmission200.org/gray-vivienne-newton-1917/).  Ulysses, known as...

Asbury, Francis (1745-1816)
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Asbury, Francis (1745-1816)

Missionary and Father of American Methodism Francis Asbury, the father of American Methodism, was a missionary before he became a bishop in 1784 and was a missionary afterwards — until the day he died in in late March, 1816. Asbury was a missionary in the style of those sent by Jesus in the Gospel of...

Teodomiro Gutiérrez Cuevas (Rumi Maqui)
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Teodomiro Gutiérrez Cuevas (Rumi Maqui)

Líder Metodista, Precursor en la Reivindicación de los Derechos Indígenas en el Perú El Sargento Mayor de Caballería Teodomiro Gutiérrez Cuevas, fue un verdadero precursor en la lucha por los derechos de los indígenas peruanos. Nació en Junín, en 1864. Dominaba los idiomas español, quechua, aymara, inglés y francés. Estudioso e inteligente, siempre primero en...

Nind, Mary Clarke (1825-1905)
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Nind, Mary Clarke (1825-1905)

Mission Promoter Extraordinaire Mary Clarke Nind became a member of the Central Methodist Episcopal Church in Winona, Minnesota, in 1866, and in 1879 joined the Minneapolis Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church. Two of the Nind’s five children were in the mission field in the 1880s – Emma Nind Lacy in China, and George Nind in the...

McCurdy Mission School
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McCurdy Mission School

United Brethren Mission Center in New Mexico Responding to the needs for educational opportunity, Miss Mellie Perkins opened the first small mission school in Velarde in 1912. From the opening day of that boarding school, McCurdy Mission served as a home away from home for literally hundreds of students. From the first graduating class of...