Rev. Dr. Richard J. Wolfram is the Executive Staff Member who oversees the area of Stewardship in the Michigan District. If you have any questions please feel free to contact him directly.
Center for Stewardship – A resource ministry of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
The Purpose of the District Stewardship Committee is to serve the Church by promoting Stewardship resources. It will articulate Biblical Stewardship Principals and review and recommend resources to the congregation for their Stewardship programming.
Rev. Dr. Richard J. Wolfram
Rev. John M. Duerr
Rev. Daniel C. Meckes
Rev. Stephen E. Schilke
John E. Herrmann Award
The John E. Herrmann Award was established to recognize faithful stewards in the Michigan District, and to encourage others to greater stewardship within their home churches. It is named after one of our Synod’s most influential men in the area of stewardship. His book, The Chief Steward, is available at your local bookstore.
Each year nomination forms & entry requirements for the John E. Herrmann Award will be sent to all the congregations within the Michigan District by September 1st. Each church is encouraged to submit an entry to the Stewardship Committee by the October 15th deadline. The Committee will choose an award winner in November. Notification of the award winner will take place in January, and presentation of the award will take place in the home congregation of the winner. Award winners will receive a plaque commemorating the award, and will have their names placed on the John E. Herrmann Award plaque in the Michigan District Office. In addition, a $1000 ministry grant will be given to their home church in their honor.
Previous Award Recipients
2018 – St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth
2018 – Rev. Dr. Richard J. Wolfram (Special Honoree)
2018 – Fred Becker – Atonement, Dearborn
2017 – Gordon Mueller – Faith, Bay City
2016 – Judith Ann Root – Immanuel, Wheeler
2015 – Bill Boice – St. Matthew, Spring Lake
2014 – James and Carlyn Roth – East Bethlehem, Detroit
2013 – Dorothy Schultz – Trinity, Jackson
2012 – Kenneth and Lynn Pollack – Lutheran Church of the Lakes, Addison
2011 – Randy Fairbanks – St. Paul, Hubbard Lake
2010 – Viola and Clarence Schneider – St. Thomas, Ann Arbor
2009 – Richard A. Greiner – St. Matthew, Holt
2008 – William Neddermeyer – St. Paul, Herron
2007 – Joan Walz – Immanuel, Sebewaing
2006 – Ron Chewning – Our Shepherd, Birmingham
2005 – Mary Smith – Peace, Detroit
2004 – Walter Baggleman – Our Savior, Marlette
2003 – Alicia Winget – Grace, Romeo
2002 – David & Cheryl Hughes – Our Savior, Lansing
2001 – William Woodhull Family – St. John, Rochester