Rev. Lloyd K. Wake


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our brother, Rev. Lloyd K. Wake died on Wednesday, December 27, 2017.
Lloyd began his ministry in the California Annual Conference, then the Pacific Japanese Provisional Annual Conference. In the California Nevada Conference Lloyd served appointments at Berkeley English Speaking, San Francisco Nisei, San Francisco Pine, and San Francisco Glide Memorial United Methodist churches before retiring in 1990.
Lloyd was an active leader in the National Federation of Asian American United Methodists and was recognized as a theologian and activist as a founding member of the Pacific Asian-American Center for Theology and Strategies in Berkeley. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was not shy about showing emotion.
His faithful partner in life and ministry was his beloved wife, Marion.  Lloyd and Marion’s relationship blossomed following their experiences in internment camps in the American west during World War II. Amelia Chua, the director and producer of the documentary of their life and ministry titled “Lloyd & Marion” said, “Lloyd and Marion will challenge Asian American stereotypes. This was not your typical love story.”
He is survived by his wife, Marion Wake, four  children: Steven Wake, of Oakland, CA, Cathy Quides of Berkeley, CA, Wesley Wake of Willits, CA, and Sandra Wake of Covelo, CA; by eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Condolences may be sent to Marion Wake at 3400 Laguna St. Cottage, San Francisco, CA  94123. 

A Celebration of the Life of Rev. Lloyd Wake
Saturday, March 10, 2018 
4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Jones Memorial United Methodist Church
1975 Post Street, San Francisco
Please see the following link for additional information:

A Celebration of the Life of Rev. Lloyd Wake

Let us continue to give God thanks for Lloyd’s life and witness and hold his family close in prayer.  In our living and in our dying, we belong to God! (Romans 14:8)

Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño
California-Nevada Conference
P.O. Box 980250
West Sacramento, CA  95798-0250


California-Nevada Conference
1350 Halyard Drive
West Sacramento, CA 95691
(916) 374-1500