Excellence in Youth Ministry

Excellence in Youth Ministry Award

Since 2019, the John H. Wilkinson Excellence in Youth Ministry Award has recognized individuals with a lifelong commitment and passion to the inspiration, development and implementation of transformational youth ministry (in Ontario and beyond).

In 2022, the award will be presented to a VOLUNTEER youth ministry worker with a demonstrated lifelong (20+ years) history of youth impact and investment in the formation of youth ministry.

Past award winners:

  • 2019 - Dave Overholt (Excellence in Vocational Youth Ministry)
  • 2020 - Raymond Lee (Excellence in Volunteer Youth Ministry)
  • 2021 - Larry Offner (Excellence in Vocational Youth Ministry)

Do you know someone deserving of this recognition? Nominations can be submitted by completing the form below. All nominations must be received by January 26, 2022.

Please use this form to nominate someone you feel is deserving of consideration to receive the John H. Wilkinson Excellence in Youth Ministry Award, this year being presented to a VOLUNTEER youth worker. The award will be presented live at the virtual Today's Teens Conference on February 26, 2022. All nominations are due on or before January 26, 2022.


  • We'd love to hear about why you feel this person is deserving of the Excellence in Youth Ministry Volunteer 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:

  • Another vocational Ministry Worker who can speak to the nominee's experience with and impact upon youth
  • Present or former youth whose life has been positively impacted by the nominee
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