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.

This year we would like to present this award it to a life-long (20+ year) VOCATIONAL youth ministry worker who has ben 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 January 21, 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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