The Mid-South District is pleased to announce Virginia (Ginny) Prince and her husband, the late Robert Prince, as the 2019 Ralph Weiser Excellence in Ministry Award recipients. The award was presented to Ginny Prince by Mid-South District President, Rev. Dr. Roger Paavola on Sunday, December 15 at her home congregation of Messiah Lutheran Church in Memphis, Tennessee. The occasion was made even more special by a congregational celebration of Ginny’s 80th birthday. She was clearly overjoyed to share such a special celebration with her church family—and honored to be recognized by the District award. Both Ginny and her husband, Robert, have been faithful ministry partners for their local congregation and the Mid-South District, serving in numerous volunteer and leadership capacities, including Ginny’s many years as a Scholarship Committee member for the District. The Mid-South District is pleased to be able to highlight their many contributions through the presentation of the Excellence in Ministry Award.
Ralph Weiser Excellence in Ministry Award
Introduced in 2016, the Ralph Weiser Excellence in Ministry Award recognizes the dedication and ministry–building work of a Mid-South District layperson. The award honors the life and work of the late Ralph Weiser, a long-time friend of the Mid-South District whose example of leadership, service and faith impacted his local Lutheran congregation and community, as well as ministries across the entire District. Congratulations and many thanks to the Princes for the many years of ministry-building work shared by Ginny and her late husband, Robert.