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.
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 congregations. It is named after one of our Synod’s most influential men in the area of stewardship.
The 2023 award will be given to one of our Lutheran schools or early childhood centers which demonstrates the following stewardship principles as developed by the Michigan District Stewardship Board for the spring/fall of 2023. The award will be determined through a percentage of students participating in the program both within the school and also the community at large. The award winning school will receive a plaque commemorating the award and have its name on the John E. Herrmann Award plaque in the Michigan District Office. In addition, it will receive a $1,000 ministry grant.
Deadline to submit your school is October 31, 2023.
For more information and eligibility requirements and to submit your school:
Previous Award Recipients
2021 – Our Shepherd, Birmingham
2019 – Bethlehem, Lewiston
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
LCMS Stewardship Ministry Website
Center for Stewardship – A resource ministry of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
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.
Rev. Dr. Richard J. Wolfram
Rev. Douglas M. Adams
Rev. Eric Black
Mr. Ron Chewning
Rev. John M. Duerr
Rev. Daniel C. Meckes
Rev. Stephen E. Schilke
Mrs. Laura Thomas