An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Clark, Lois Carter

(1910-Nov. 19, 1985). Leading Native American churchwoman. She was born in Council Hill, Oklahoma. Clark was a member of the Creek Nation and a longtime English teacher. She was a leader at every level of the church from her parish, St. John's Church, Brookline, Oklahoma, to the diocesan Episcopal Church Women, the National Committee for Native Americans, Church Women United in Oklahoma, and the Presiding Bishop's Committee for World Relief. She was active in the founding of the Council for Women's Ministries. One of her major accomplishments was her involvement in the inclusion of Deacon David Oakerhater in the Episcopal calendar of the church year. Oakerhater, a Cheyenne deacon, was added to the calendar at the 1985 General Convention. Clark wrote David Pendleton Oakerhater: God's Warrior (1985). She died in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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