The Catholic Spirit honors local business leaders guided by Catholic values
2012 marks the 11th year The Catholic Spirit is honoring Leading With Faith award winners — men and women whose business practices reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ and the church.
This year’s winners are business owners, managers and executives who hail from a variety of fields — from a bank vice president and family dentist to a dance studio director and parish social justice coordinator.
Nominations were solicited from throughout the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Winners were selected in each of three categories: large business, small business and nonprofit organizations.
The winners were honored at the annual Catholic Spirit Leading With Faith lunch August 15 at St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Archbishop John Nienstedt presented the awards.
Read more about each of the winners.
Dr. Steven Koop – Serving patients is at the heart of medical director’s work
Angela Mannella-Hoffman – Dance studio owner encourages students to use God-given gifts
Kenneth Schaefer – Bank officer works to improve urban housing situation
Yvonne Houle-Gillard – Golden Rule, giving back to community motivate IT manager
William Schroeder & Warren Weber – Respect for customers is a top priority for business owners
Dr. Stephen Dalseth – Dental practice built on foundation of respect for staff, patients