Wheat Ridge Ministries Now Accepting Nominations for Emerging Leader Award – Deadline is May 20

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Wheat Ridge MinistriesDo you know someone who is motivated by Christ and making a difference in lives and communities affected by poverty? Wheat Ridge, a member of the Lutheran Services in America network, is seeking submissions for the Richard E. Herman Emerging Leader Award. This award recognizes the commitment and service of a leader who is changing the systems that perpetuate poverty, whether through their professional work or as a volunteer. The focus of this award is driven by an understanding that Jesus' life, ministry and teachings involved deep engagement with and love for those on the margins of society.

Award Eligibility

The Emerging Leader must be…

  • 18-35 years old
  • Christian
  • Engaged in professional work or volunteerism that is changing the systems that perpetuate poverty

Self nominations are welcomed – if you fit this description, apply today via the Wheat Ridge website, www.wheatridge.org/emergingleader.   

If you know someone who qualifies, nominate them via the Wheat Ridge website and they will be invited to apply: www.wheatridge.org/emergingleader

The application deadline is May 20, 2016.
To learn more about the Emerging Leader Award, please visit www.wheatridge.org/emergingleader or contact Wheat Ridge Ministries directly at 1 800-762-6748 or emergingleader@wheatridge.org.  


Established in 1905, Wheat Ridge Ministries provides funding and support for inspired leaders starting new health and human care ministries. These ministries encompass a wide range of innovative solutions from free health clinics to after-school programs, refugee support to care for older adults. We believe all of God's people are called to help others experience a more abundant life and we've helped thousands of ministries get started. Currently, more than 70 ministries around the world are receiving assistance through Wheat Ridge grants and WeRaise crowdfunding grants. To learn more, please visit www.wheatridge.org.

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