The 14th Annual Lutheran Awards Banquet
May 3, 2024
Ripa’s Italian Restaurant
Sponsored by: Lutheran Charities of WNY
The Lutheran Foundation of WNY
The St. John's Lutheran Home for Children
Congratulations to our 2024 Award Winners!
The Ralph W. Loew Award for Human Service – Presented by Lutheran Charities, this award recognizes service in social ministry within and/or beyond the Lutheran Community in Western New York. Nominees may be Lutheran clergy or laity, salaried or volunteer, working with Lutheran or non-Lutheran agencies. Nominees also may be non-Lutherans involved with Lutheran agencies.
Guy Huber – Holy Trinity, Buffalo
The Magi Award –The Magi Awards are presented by the Lutheran Foundation to recognize individuals of exceptional service in their congregations in Western New York. Recipients are honored for their dedication, altruism and support of local ministries, social service, and community programs.
Richard Bosch - St. John, Amherst
Leslie Boynton - St. Paul's, Eggertsville
Evridge Chapman - Our Savior, Buffalo
Fredric DeVantier - St. James, Niagara Falls
Thomas & Johanne Gardner - Grace, South Buffalo
Donna Kumpf - Trinity, South Newstead
Kristen Lenz - Parkside, Buffalo
Joseph Somma - St. Paul's, Williamsville
The Edward G. Kinkel Memorial Scholarship – Presented by the St. John’s Lutheran Home for Children to Lutheran graduating high-school seniors, these $1,000 scholarships acknowledge academic excellence, congregational involvement and interest in serving youth and community.
Morgan Christensen - St. Paul's, West Falls
Kylee Russell - Good Shepherd, Tonawanda
Lilly Scarantine - Holy Cross, Clarence
Oaklie Zdrojewski - St. John, Amherst