The Marshall T. Steel Center will honor three extraordinary church and
community leaders at the 32nd Annual Steel-Hendrix Award banquet on
Tuesday, April 25, in Worsham Performance Hall in the Student life and
Technology Center at 5:30 p.m.
Tickets for the banquet cost $25 through Thursday, April 20.
The 2017 Steel-Hendrix Award winners include:
Mary and Ira Brumley award for Religious Education — Cindy Burns
Cindy Burns has been a member of Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church
since relocating to Little Rock in Sept. 1985 and has been on staff
at PHUMC since June 2000. She has worked in areas of Adult Education,
Missions, Evangelism, and Assimilation. Since June 2008 to present,
Burns has served as Director of Children and Families.
Ethel K. Millar Award for Religion and Social Awareness — Rev. David
Rev. David Gill served churches in rural Indiana for seven years and
also lived in Christian community in Boston. He has taken youth groups
to Heifer Ranch for summer mission trips and then was invited to join
the staff of Heifer. He served 12 years as their Director of Church
Relations and Grants. In 1997 he became Executive Director of Ferncliff
Camp and Conference Center. He helped start a Solar School that has
graduated 13 classes of students who have installed more than 60 solar
power projects in Haiti.
Hendrix College Youth Director of the Year — Christy Lemmer
Christy Lemmer is the Ministry Program Director at First United Methodist
Church in Morrilton, Arkansas. She attended Henderson State University
and University of Arkansas at Little Rock where she studied Early Childhood
Education. She is currently a certified Lay Servant in the Arkansas
Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Online registration is available
here, fees do apply.
To pay by check please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Checks can be mailed to:
Attn: Chaplain's office
1600 Washington Ave.
Conway, AR 72032
Willson Lecture: "Jesus the Jewish Storyteller: Of Pearls and Prodigals"
Following the Steel-Hendrix Banquet at 7:00 p.m. in Mills A, Dr. Amy-Jill
Levine will give the annual Willson Lecture. Dr. Amy-Jill Levine is
the University Professor of New Testament and Jewish Studies, E. Rhodes
and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of New Testament Studies, and Professor
of Jewish Studies at Vanderbilt Divinity School and College of Arts
and Sciences. The lecture is free and open to the public.