Eight honored for Leading with Faith

| August 2, 2019 | 0 Comments


Restaurant owners and bank officers, an advertising director and a chiropractor, an eye doctor and an attorney … .

All have enriched their professions and personal lives by setting their sights on faith and making it an integral part of the workplace — just ask their peers, employees and others whose lives have been touched by their grace-filled and generous presence.

Testimonies to their faith and hard work were shared with The Catholic Spirit, which in turn honors them as this year’s Leading with Faith Award recipients in a tradition that began 17 years ago.

We are honored to recognize this year Emily and Elliott Benincasa, retired owners of Emily’s F&M Cafe; Steve Blum of Star Bank; Dr. Richard Endris of Endris Chiropractic; Vicky Iacarella of Target Corp.; Mark Novitzki of Premier Banks; Dr. Michael Richie of Richie Eye Clinic; and John Trojack of Trojack Law Office.

Our eight winners will receive their awards from Archbishop Bernard Hebda at an Aug. 1 luncheon at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul.

As in years past, The Catholic Spirit asked our awardees to share how they lead with faith. Their edited responses appear here below a special message from Archbishop Hebda:

Archbishop Hebda: Awardees’ ‘True North’: Jesus


Emily and Elliott Benincasa

Steve Blum

Dr. Richard Endris

Vicky Iacarella

Mark Novitzki

Dr. Michael Richie

John Trojack

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