Means, Jacqueline (1936–)

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Means, Jacqueline (1936–)

American priest. Name variations: Jacqueline Allene Means-Bratsch. Born Jacqueline Allene Ehringer in Peoria, Illinois, Aug 26, 1936; dau. of Theodore R. Ehringer and Minnett M. Ehringer; m. Delton Means (div. 1979); m. David H. Bratsch; children: (1st m.) Deborah Means; David Means; Delton Means; Patrick Means.

Ordained a deacon in the Episcopal Church (1974), was assigned to All Saints', an inner-city parish in a racially mixed neighborhood of Indianapolis; was the 1st woman to be officially recognized as an ordained priest by the Episcopal Church in US (1977); advanced to position of associate pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church in Indianapolis (1982).

See also Women in World History.

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