PEP Founder Sue Boulden Dies

March 29, 2007. Long-time Episcopal activist Sue Boulden died March 27, 2007, following open-heart surgery. Sue led a group of concerned Episcopalians that officially became Progressive Episcopalians of Pittsburgh in the spring of 2003. Later that same year, Sue and Lionel Deimel became the first official leaders of PEP, being elected Co-Conveners. Details of Sue’s extraordinary life of ministry can be read in the obituary that appears in today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Sue’s loving but tenacious passion will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 PM and from 7 to 9 PM. on Friday, March 30, at English-Bertucci Funeral Home, 378 Maryland Ave., Oakmont. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, March 31, at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., Shadyside.

Sue participated in an Education for Ministry (EFM) group at Calvary Church. Calvary has set up a Sue Boulden EFM Scholarship Fund in Sue’s honor. PEP has made a contribution to this fund and recommends that those who would like to honor Sue do so also. Make your checks payable to Calvary Episcopal Church, and write “Sue Boulden EFM Scholarship Fund” on the memo line. Mail your gift to

Calvary Episcopal Church
ATTN.: Arleen Walter
315 Shady Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15206

The scholarship fund will make participating in EFM possible for seekers who would otherwise not be able to do so.