Cal Lutheran University minister challenged, mentored students

Gerald Swanson dies at age 77

IN MEMORIAL—The Rev. Gerald Swanson accepts the Cal Lutheran Honorary Alumni Award at the 2007 undergraduate commencement. Swanson died on July 3.
The Rev. Gerald Swanson, a Thousand Oaks resident who taught and provided spiritual guidance to California Lutheran University students for three decades, died at his home in Thousand Oaks on July 3 at the age of 77.
Swanson became CLU’s first full-time campus pastor in 1969. He helped students through the time of the Vietnam War and conce...

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