Swiss pastor / born in 1935 / 1964-81 first female pastor in Switzerland with her own parish, in Ammerswil / 1971-74 president of the Aargau women’s center/ 1974-80 first woman to be a member of the Church Council / 1980-96 first woman in Europe at the level of bishop as the Church Council President of the Reformed Church of Aargau / 1987-95 member of the Diakonia in Europe Commission of the World Council of Churches / from 2009 International Sylvia Michel Award for the promotion of women as church leaders