John H. Wilkinson Award

In 2019, the Today's Teens Conference revealed the John H. Wilkinson Award which was given to Dave Overholt in recognition and appreciation of a life-long commitment and passion to the inspiration, development, and implementation of transformational youth ministry in Ontario and beyond. In 2020, the award was given to Raymond Lee in recognition of his outstanding volunteer youth ministry over many years.

This year we would like to present this award it to a life-long (20+ year) VOCATIONAL youth ministry worker who has been inspiration to youth and has highly invested into the faith formation of youth and youth ministry.

Nominees must meet the following criteria:

  • Life-long commitment and passion to the inspiration, development, and implementation of transformational youth ministry in Ontario and beyond
  • Front-line vocational worker
  • 20+ Years (Church / Camp / Parachurch)
  • Stories of Mentoring / Life Change

If you know someone who meets these criteria please fill out this form:

Please use this form to nominate someone you feel is deserving of consideration to receive the 3rd annual John H. Wilkinson Youth Ministry Award, this year being presented to a vocational youth worker. The award will be presented at the virtual Today's Teens Conference on February 20, 2021. All nominations are due on or before February 3, 2021.


  • We'd love to hear about why you feel this person is deserving of the Lifetime Vocational Achievement Award! Feel free to use point form as you answer.
  • Please share one specific story of a youth whose life has been directly impacted because of the nominee's influence.

  • Additional References

    Please provide the names and contact information (phone number & email) of two people who fit these specifics:

  • Contact information of another vocational Ministry Worker who can speak to the nominee's experience with and impact upon youth:
  • Contact information of a present or former youth whose life has been positively impacted by the nominee:
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