Biographies and Portraits of Women Serving in the era of 1946 - 1996

Elsa Luukkanen (1916 - 1996)

Very successful Finnish evangelist and pastor. She and other women carried especially heavy burdens during WWII when the male pastors were drafted. In 1968 the Finnish Union leaders inquired about the possibility of ordaining these women; this was one of the factors leading to the 1973 Mohaven meeting (See Margarete Prange).