This award is the highest recognition for an alum or friend of Louisville Seminary who has made a noteworthy, seminary-wide impact, sets a standard of excellence that is an inspiration for others to follow, or has supported or directed fundraising for a specific seminary priority project. The recipient is someone who has gone “above and beyond” in providing the resources that enable Louisville Seminary to educate people to proclaim the Gospel, to care for all, and to work for justice in communities everywhere.
2022 Award Recipients
Dr. Thomas (Tom) Laird Jones (MDiv ’55, ThM ’59, DMin ’77), Caldwell Society
Dr. Tom Jones has served in all manner of congregational and denominational ministry, but since 1991, his heart and ministry have been with Habitat for Humanity; first as Vice President and Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. office, and later as an Ambassador at Large in the office of the CEO. In addition to his regular ongoing support of Louisville Seminary, Tom is providing for future generations of students in his estate plans as a member of the Caldwell Society. Watch Tom’s full interview here.
Rev. Dr. William (Bill) McAtee (BD ’59, ThM ’65), 30+ year Louisville Loyal
Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Bill McAtee completed degrees at Louisville Seminary, and went on to serve many years as a presbytery executive and as seminary instructor, before “retiring” to lead new ministries, including several delegations to Cuba. Dr. McAtee has made gifts to Louisville Seminary each year for over 30 consecutive years, including to his namesake William G. McAtee Scholarship Endowment. Watch Bill’s full interview here.
Rev. Dr. Camille Williams-Neal (MDiv ’80), Seminary Sustainer
The first African-American female graduate of Louisville Seminary, Camille, along with her husband, Rev. Bob Williams-Neal, has been in ministry for over 40 years, including six years of international service in Brazil. Camille and Bob faithfully support Louisville Seminary as Seminary Sustainers with a monthly recurring gift and are members of the President’s Roundtable. Watch Camille’s full interview here.
Previous Award Recipients
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