26th Annual Living Faith Awards
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Jewish Community Center, 1125 College Avenue, Columbus

Living (v) faith: the act of living in and through one’s faith
Living (adj.) faith: a dynamic, growing faith, that is not static or stagnant.

The Spirituality Network is pleased to present the Living Faith Awards. As a multifaith organization, the Spirituality Network aspires to be a community of acceptance and inclusion. We seek to create hope, peace, and purpose in our community. We are pleased to honor individuals who create a more hopeful, peaceful, and faithful world.

Keynote Speaker: Frances Frazier

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To make reservations for the breakfast:

$35 per person; Groups of 8 or more: $30 per person
Deadline: May 12, 2017

Order online here or call 614/228-8867 to reserve.

Individual Registration (7 or less)

Group Registration (8 or more)

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2017 Living Faith Awards Recipients

Weldon Abels for his teaching and work with Chinese immigrants

Dick Dawson for his service on behalf of social justice concerns

Rick Delaney for his ministry of presence in Peru, Malawi, and at home in central Ohio

Lamar Graham for his leadership and service with Heart to Heart Food Pantry

Robert Lentz for his dedication to Habitat for Humanity

Marjorie McFadden for her presence and service to marginalized women

Sean Patrick for his work with FinishLine Ministries serving Southeast Africa

Beth Stock for her work with and encouragement of Somali immigrants in Columbus

2017 Special Awards

Alvin R. Hadley Social Justice Award: The Honorable Paul M. Herbert for his CATCH COURT program in Franklin County helping victims of human trafficking

The Interfaith/Multicultural Award: Nimet Alpay for her dedication to creating connections between people of many faiths

Hope for Today Award: Carol Ann Spencer, OP, for 30 years of service in The Spirituality Network community, especially for her leadership of the Wellstreams Program

Hope for Tomorrow Award: Quentin Monden for his advocacy on behalf of those living with mental illness

Past Award Recipients (PDF) >

photo: LFA 2016 recipients left to right (standing)—Tom Helber, Rev. Dr. Richard Wing, Dr. Katelin Hansen, Sarah Leonard, Fr. Vinny McKiernan, Dr. Jefferey Kee, Richard Gehman, Jed Dearing, Shawn Fitzpatrick, OP, Bob Adrion (son of awardee Dr. William Adrion), Steve Bosserman; seated—Don Sexton (photo by Dan Schleppi)

2016 Living Faith Awards recipients