|Judith Ann Root of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Wheeler, Mich.|
The Michigan District Stewardship Committee is proud to announce the selection of Judith Ann Root of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wheeler, Mich. as the 2016 John E. Herrmann Memorial Stewardship Award winner. Judith has been a tireless worker in the Kingdom of God. Her list of stewardship work inside and outside the Church fills most of a page, and is an inspiration to all of us in the Michigan District.
In recognition of her outstanding stewardship work, Judith was presented an award at Immanuel Lutheran Church by Rev. Dr. Richard J. Wolfram, Congregational Mission and Ministry Facilitator of the Michigan District/Stewardship. A $1,000 gift was also presented for ministry use at Immanuel in honor of Judith Root. She has also had her name engraved on a John E. Herrmann Award plaque that hangs in the Michigan District office. Judith was nominated by Linda Weburg, member of Immanuel.
Vaughn Begick was chosen as this year’s runner-up for the Herrmann Award. Vaughn has been a great blessing to his home congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bay City, Mich. where he serves on many activities and projects and in his community.
The John E. Herrmann Award was established to recognize faithful stewards in the Michigan District, and to encourage others to greater stewardship within their home churches. It is named after one of our Synod’s most influential men in the area of stewardship. His book, The Chief Steward, is available at your local bookstore.
Each year nomination forms & entry requirements for the John E. Herrmann Award will be sent to all the congregations within the Michigan District by September 1st. Each church is encouraged to submit an entry to the Stewardship Committee by the October 15th deadline. The Committee will choose an award winner in November. Notification of the award winner will take place in January, and presentation of the award will take place in the home congregation of the winner. Award winners will receive a plaque commemorating the award, and will have their names placed on the John E. Herrmann Award plaque in the Michigan District Office. In addition, a $1000 ministry grant will be given to their home church in their honor.
Nomination Form for the John E. Herrmann Award - Nomination Deadline - October 15
2015 - Bill Boice - St. Matthew, Spring Lake
2014 - James and Carlyn Roth - East Bethlehem, Detroit
2013 - Dorothy Schultz - Trinity, Jackson
2012 - Kenneth and Lynn Pollack - Lutheran Church of the Lakes, Addison
2011 - Randy Fairbanks - St. Paul, Hubbard Lake
2010 - Viola and Clarence Schneider - St. Thomas, Ann Arbor
2009 - Richard A. Greiner - St. Matthew, Holt
2008 - William Neddermeyer - St. Paul, Herron
2007 - Joan Walz - Immanuel, Sebewaing
2006 - Ron Chewning - Our Shepherd, Birmingham
2005 - Mary Smith - Peace, Detroit
2004 - Walter Baggleman - Our Savior, Marlette
2003 - Alicia Winget - Grace, Romeo
2002 - David & Cheryl Hughes - Our Savior, Lansing
2001 - William Woodhull Family - St. John, Rochester