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Nominations open for 2013 Leading With Faith awards

Nominations are now being accepted for The Catholic Spirit’s 2013 Leading With Faith awards, presented by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Each year, the awards recognize Catholic business owners, managers and supervisors who work in the 12-county archdiocese and bring their Catholic faith into the marketplace.

Award honorees are men and women who influence their workplaces through business practices that reflect the teachings of Jesus Christ and his Church and who share their time and talent with parishes and the wider community.

During the past 12 years, The Catholic Spirit has honored more than 100 people with a Leading With Faith award.

Honorees represent a range of professions. In past years, for example, they have included a gas station owner, social work supervisor, bus company president, restaurant owners and advertising agency vice president.

Last year’s winners included people like Yvonne Houle-Gillard, I.T. manager for 3M; Kenneth Schaefer, senior vice president and chief lending officer at University National Bank; Angela Mannella-Hoffman, owner and artistic director of the Moore Than Dance studio; and Charlotte (Cappy) Moore, social justice coordinator at St. Patrick in Edina.

Nominate someone today

All it takes to nominate someone is filling out a one-page nomination form and talking about your nominee with a staff person in the archdiocese’s Office of Communications.

  • Or call (651) 251-7709 or email to request a nomination form, and one will be mailed to you.

A panel of judges will choose winners in three categories: large business (50 or more employees), small business and non-profit organizations.

Archbishop John Nienstedt will present the awards at a luncheon Aug. 14 at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

Interested in being a sponsor for the 2013 Leading With Faith awards? For more information, contact Dick Martens at or (651) 251-7717.

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