Positive role models for aging

Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna inducts ten

The Affirmative Aging Commission of the Diocese of Southern Ohio celebrated the induction of ten new members into the Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna with a Eucharist and luncheon on April 29. The nominees were honored by the Society for a lifetime of exemplary Christian ministry and recognized as positive role models for aging in the Diocese of Southern Ohio.

The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna was created in the diocese in the mid-1990s as a way to honor the elders of our community. The first awards were presented in 1995 and are given annually to persons who are at least 60 years of age and Episcopalians for 15 or more years. Nominations can be made by anyone and sent to the Affirmative Aging Commission for consideration. You can learn more about the commission and the Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna at the diocesan website. Search for Affirmative Aging.

Bishop Breidenthal with new members of the Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna who were in attendance at the induction ceremony: Becky Papp, Janis Vosper, the Rev. Kathryn Clausen, Glenda and Carlos deJesús. Photos by Brandon Howard

Bishop Breidenthal with new members of the Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna who were in attendance at the induction ceremony: Becky Papp, Janis Vosper, the Rev. Kathryn Clausen, Glenda and Carlos deJesús. Photos by Brandon Howard

Congratulations to the Class of 2015!

Norma “Billie” Barlow, Christ Church, Ironton
The Rev. Kathryn Clausen, St. Philip’s, Circleville
Carlos and Glenda deJesús, Christ Church, Glendale
Ed and Louella Hunter, St. Peter’s, Delaware
Dorothy “Becky” Papp, St. John’s, Columbus
Janis Vosper, St. Mary’s, Hillsboro
Paul and Becky Young, St. Luke’s, Marietta

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Deacon Mary Raysa shares the nomination entry for Glenda and Carlos deJesús at the induction ceremony. Nominators were asked to give examples of the nominees’ service to the church and Christian witness, and how they live a community of prayer and model Christian living.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishop Breidenthal with honoree Becky Papp.

Bishop Breidenthal with honoree Becky Papp.

 

Bishop Breidenthal with honoree Jan Vosper.

Bishop Breidenthal with honoree Jan Vosper.