Donald Justin Wolfram
(November 13, 1919 – August 25, 2003) was the fourth General Superintendent of the Pillar of Fire Church
from 1984 to 2000.
Wolfram was born November 13, 1919 in Zarephath, New Jersey
, to Gertrude Metlen
(1888-1959) and Albert Wolfram (1877-1962). Both were missionaries in the Pillar of Fire Church
. Gertrude Metlen was the daughter of the former Venora Ella Bridwell (sister of Alma Bridwell White, founder of the Pillar of Fire) and David Evans Metlen of Dillon, Montana
. Gertrude had the following siblings: Bruce Joseph Metlen; Genevieve E. Metlen; and Dale E. Metlen; all of whom died without spouses and offspring in Montana. Gertrude and Albert had married in 1909. Wolfram had two siblings: Orland A. Wolfram
(1912-1987) who died in Guatemala
; and Gordon W. Wolfram (1922-1992).
Wolfram was ordained to the ministry at age 16 in 1935. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Alma White College
, his master’s from Columbia University
, and his doctorate from the University of Denver
. He married Phyllis Esther Hoffman (1921-1985) on December 20, 1948 and had the following children: Suzanne Wolfram who married David M. Larue; Phillip J. Wolfram who married Neta L. Miller;... Read More