BOONE TO BE PRESENTED WITH GRAVEN AWARD

PHOTO FROM WARTBURG.EDU

HARLEY JACOBSEN, THE TRUMPET STAFF

Felecia Boone, a 1993 Wartburg graduate, will be presented the Graven award at 10:15 a.m., Feb. 14, in the Wartburg Chapel.

The award is presented to an individual “whose life is nurtured and guided by a strong sense of Christian calling and who is making a significant contribution to community, church and society,” according to the Wartburg College website.

“Felecia Boone has lived out her calling to serve God and her neighbor by dedicating her life to the church and God’s mission of justice, love, and mercy for all people,” Rev. Dr. Brian Beckstrom, dean of spiritual life and campus ministry, said. “She is helping the church acknowledge its brokenness and the system of while privilege that keeps us from being the people God created us to be. She is equally dedicated to the work of justice in her community.”

“The Graven Award is funded by the Judge Henry N. and Helen T. Graven Endowment for The Ministry of the Laity: The Church in the World and goes to a person ‘Whose life is nurtured and guided by a strong sense of Christian calling and who is making a significant contribution to community, church and society,’” according to the Wartburg College website.

Henry N. And his wife Helen T. Graven, lay people from Greene, Iowa, made significant contributions to the church, including an outline for the first pension plan for workers of the church.

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