At the 2016 Annual Conference Awards Luncheon held Friday, June 10, at Messiah College, the following people were presented awards for ministry, service, and support to follow their call:
THOMAS K. CARTWRIGHT SCHOLARSHIP for young adults called to ordained ministry was established by the Board of Ordained Ministry to honor the memory of Rev. Dr. Thomas Kevin Cartwright. The awardee was Jacey Johnson.
THE REV. DR. MAUD K. JENSEN/REV. DR. KAREN E. LAYMAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP, given by Women in Ministry, was presented to DeAnn Newhouse, Valley Parish, Altoona District.
THE HARRY HOSIER AWARD, given by The Commission on Inclusiveness, was presented to Ruby Olson, Messiah UMC, York District.
THE EARL N. ROWE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD, given through The Stewardship Foundation, was presented to David Calovi.
THE HOWARD AND ELIZABETH BRINTON AWARD for Missions was awarded to Rev. Mira Hewlitt, Carlisle UMC, Harrisburg District.
THE J. MARLENE ATANASOFF SPIRITUAL FORMATION AWARD, given by the Center for Spiritual Formation, was awarded to Rev. Patricia Woolever.
THE FLYING DOVE AWARD is given by the Peace with Justice Committee of the Mission and Outreach Team. The individual award was given to Christine Johnson, First UMC, Williamsport District. The church award was presented to Carlisle UMC, Harrisburg District, represented by Joanne Reynolds, John Seaton, Rev. Mira Hewlett, Rev. James Van Zandt, and Charles Reynolds.
THE DENMAN AWARDS for Evangelism are given by the Foundation for Evangelism, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. The Laity Award was presented to Donna and Attorney Ray Hammill, Central UMC, Honesdale, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre District. The Clergy Award was presented to Rev. Dennis L. Otto, Director of Congregational Development.
THE BISHOP D. FREDERICK WERTZ AWARD, given by Lycoming College, was presented to Zedna Haverstock, Aldersgate UMC, Harrisburg District.