Lutheran Campus Ministry Annual Award Nomination

Below are descriptions of the annual awards as well as the nomination form. Please email completed nomination forms to Don.Romsa@elca.org before April 30, 2017. The LuMin Board will select recipients from the nominations received.

Please click on the title of the award for more information.

The James R. Carr Distinguished Service Award. Campus Pastors and Ministers who exhibit the spirit of the Distinguished Service Award are those who demonstrate excellence in ministry, have an adventuresome enthusiasm for travel abroad, foster engagement with others – especially campus ministry colleagues from around the globe, and exude a passion for integrating a wider worldview into their local ministries. 

The Philip N. Knutson Award for Creativity or Risk-Taking. The Knutson Award lifts up either creativity or risk-taking in campus ministry. Campus Pastors and Ministers who demonstrate a love of the arts, an ability to incorporate the arts into ministry, and/or an ability to name and affirm the creative gifts of others match the spirit of this award. Alternately, Campus Pastors or Ministers who have demonstrated the ability to take risks in ministry, to speak publically on controversial issues of importance, and/or challenge the church through advocacy for the marginalized also match the spirit of this award. 

The Joseph A. Sittler Award for Excellence in Writing. The Joseph A. Sittler Award recognizes those Campus Pastors and Campus Ministers who have written for the wider church and community from the perspective of campus ministry through printed or electronic media.  In 1977 he challenged us to write, saying that, “I think that you do not speak back to the church enough, or clearly enough, out of your own extraordinary experience. . . . I trust that you will become more articulate, perceptive, and ardent constructive critics within the church.”

Link to the Nomination Form