MFSA Building a Just Community Awards

Three Building a Just Community awards were given by the MFSA chapter.

The Genesis Award was given to Rev. Carole Lahti for work done by Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) of South Texas program.  This program, sponsored by UMCOR, provides free, high-quality immigration services, education, and advocacy.

The Community Achievement Award was given to Rev. John Elford and the University United Methodist Church of Austin.  University UMC conducts a large number of social justice and assistance programs, and became affiliated with the Reconciling Ministries Network in 2011.

MFSA’s Lifetime Achievement Award was given to Jo Anne Wilshusen, 84, of Corpus Christi.   Throughout her life, her involvement in local, district, conference, national, and international activities has been paramount and reflective of her focus on social justice and “all of God’s children.”  She has been elected a delegate to five different General and Jurisdictional Conferences, and was the first Chair of the Conference Committee on Status and Role of Women.

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