On January 15, 2011 a memorial service for the Rev. Paul Egertson was held at at the Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University.
“Paul Egertson, a senior lecturer at the Thousand Oaks university, was a compassionate man well known in the church as an excellent theologian and great teacher. He garnered widespread national attention, though, as an advocate for full inclusion of gays in the life of the church and the ordination of gay and lesbian candidates for ministry.”- California Lutheran University website
Paul served on ELM’s Board of Directors and was an essential part of ELM’s work towards the full inclusion of LGBTQ Rostered pastors in the ELCA.