Rachel Held Evans, a Bryan College graduate, who became a leading writer on Christian issues, has died at the age of 37.
She went into the hospital in mid-April with what was described as flu plus UTI issues and had a severe reaction to medication. She had been placed in a medically induced coma.
Ms. Evans and her husband, Dan, had two children.
She was a New York Time best-selling author with a popular blog.
She had questioned some fundamentalist beliefs and was outspoken in behalf of those in the LGBT community.
She lived for a time at Dayton and graduated from Bryan in 2003.