That All May Freely Serve Oral Histories

Span Dates: 2019
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 7 files, 50 GB


Greg Partridge, Doug Potter, and Mary Rees oral history; Peter Oddleifson oral history; Eileen Smith and Nancy Brown oral history; Marie Gibson and Peggy Meeker oral history; Connie Rochelle Woodley, Leigh Rochelle Woodley, and Doris VanVecheten oral history; Ed Saphar, Chuck Lundeen, Gail Ricciuti, and Anthony Ricciuti oral history; Pearl Rugless O'Meally and Mary Ludlow Bookout oral history.

Hist/Bio Note

That All May Freely Serve (TAMFS) began in 1993 after Rev. Jane Adams Spahr, a lesbian minister, was banned by the Permanent Judicial Commission from accepting a call to serve as a pastor of Downtown United Presbyterian Church (Rochester, NY). Downtown Church formed TAMFS ministry in response, electing Spahr to serve as a "lesbian evangelist" to the PC(USA), and advocating for the full inclusion of LGBTQIA+ Presbyterians.

Finding Aid

Interviewees are listed in an online record.


Digitized versions of all or parts of this collection are available at Presbyterian Historical Society, 425 Lombard Street, Philadelphia PA 19147-1516 USA.


That All May Freely Serve (TAMFS) | Rochester | New York | Spahr, Jane Adams | Presbyterian Church (USA)