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Leading with Faith – 2011

Leading with Faith – 2011

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The Catholic Spirit honors local business leaders. Read about this year’s winners.

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Leading With Faith 2011 – Past recipients

Leading With Faith 2011 – Past recipients

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Note: Some past winners are retired, deceased or work today at different businesses and organizations than when they won their award.

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Business leader strives to change corporate culture

Business leader strives to change corporate culture

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On the wall of Bill Bojan’s office at Integrated Governance Solutions in Bloomington hangs a most unusual piece of art.

It’s a painting that shows Jesus talking with two businessmen and shaking hands with one of them. Below the painting are words from the Book of Proverbs: “Unending riches, honor and success are mine to give. . . . My paths are those of justice and truth. Those who love and follow me are indeed wealthy and I will fill their treasuries.”

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Robert Strachota uses gifts to help Catholic Charities

Robert Strachota uses gifts to help Catholic Charities

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Catholic Charities was having a frustrating time with facilities.

The agency would move a program to a low-rent property and fix the place up. As soon as the lease was up, the landlord would double the rent because the property now had more value, and Catholic Charities would need to move.

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Marty Schutz practicing his faith’s values at law firm

Marty Schutz practicing his faith’s values at law firm

| Susan Klemond | September 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

When he joined what is now Flower & Schutz, PLC law firm in 1994, attorney Marty Schutz found Christian values already there because all the firm’s attorneys were Christian.

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Honesty, transparency let Gibney sleep well at night

Honesty, transparency let Gibney sleep well at night

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Jackie Gibney always wanted to be part of her dad’s business.

When Duane Jacobs started Jacobs Marketing in 1982, Gibney and her brother, Dan Jacobs, worked for their dad, while in school, stocking shelves and counting product.

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Vocational rehabilitation counselor helps clients stay positive

Vocational rehabilitation counselor helps clients stay positive

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Jim Reinhardt of Burnsville often sees people at their lowest moments. They have suffered an injury that makes it impossible to do their job anymore.

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Catholic bookstore owner sees work as ministry

Catholic bookstore owner sees work as ministry

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“Now what?” Bob Balk wondered after the clothes manufacturing company where he worked for 25 years closed seven years ago.

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‘Listening, collaboration’ key to Gay Jacobson’s success

‘Listening, collaboration’ key to Gay Jacobson’s success

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As operations director for Metro Cable Network, Gay Jacobson “has always had God in [the] plan for Channel 6,” Bonnie Shutte wrote in nominating her friend for the Leading With Faith Award.

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Prayer, school’s values guide Cretin-Derham Hall president

Prayer, school’s values guide Cretin-Derham Hall president

| Susan Klemond | September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Dick Engler has never thought about whether he’s leading with faith because he doesn’t consider his faith an “add-on,” something separate from who he is.

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St. Therese marketing director is strong advocate for seniors

St. Therese marketing director is strong advocate for seniors

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John LeBlanc is right at home at Saint Therese of New Hope and Saint Therese at Oxbow Lake in Brooklyn Park. He greets everyone by name and often stops to ask about the well-being of staff, residents and tenants.

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Mark Dienhart leads by example at University of St. Thomas

Mark Dienhart leads by example at University of St. Thomas

| Julie Pfitzinger | September 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Mark Dienhart is humbled to be included in this year’s group of Leading With Faith winners for several reasons, not the least of which is his belief that he is surrounded by others at the University of St. Thomas who regularly model the Catholic faith for him.

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