Iverson Freking Ecumenical Recognition Award
This prestigious award has recognized Seven Rivers Region faith-filled people of action for twenty-nine years.
Named in honor of the late Carl Iverson and the late Bishop Frederick Freking.
Ecumenism: Working towards the acceptance of and an openness to people of all faiths and accepting their faith as value, using as a base that we are all one in the Spirit of God.
The Award reflects unselfish dedication to foster and promote ecumenical endeavors based on mutual respect of all faiths, highlighted by cooperation, communication and service to others.
Through their leadership and with the involvement of many others, Bethany St. Joseph Corporation was established in 1976 as a cooperative ecumenical effort sponsored by the Christian Communities of the greater La Crosse area.
The Iverson Freking Ecumenical Recognition Award was created by Bethany St. Joseph Corporation to acknowledge and recognize the dedication of people to ecumenical activities and community building. Select for Nomination Form and Nomination Coverletter.
The award is based on one or more of the following:
- Spiritual example
- Respect for the faith of others
- Participation in a spiritual congregation, and
- Commitment to community
To date, 68 awards over 29 years have been awarded to deserving community members. The annual honors banquet is held in January and the next banquet is scheduled for January 20, 2016 in La Crosse, WI, at the Radisson Hotel (11:30am reception).
Nominations are accepted in September/October and honorees are announced in mid-December.