Perkins School of Theology Accepts Nominations Through Dec. 2 for 2014 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award


October 30, 2013

For more information:           Rev. Connie Nelson, Director of Public Affairs and Alumni Relations


                          Rev. Dr. Tim McLemore, Associate Director of Public Affairs



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 Perkins School of Theology Accepts Nominations Through Dec. 2 for 2014 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award

Dallas, Texas – Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University is accepting nominations for the 2014 Woodrow B. Seals Laity Award. The Seals Award is presented annually to laypersons in the United States who embody the Christian faith and commitment of service to Christ in the church, community, and world as exemplified by Judge Woodrow B. Seals, a distinguished layperson whose interest and energy were instrumental in establishing the Perkins Theological School for the Laity. Selection for the award is made by a committee of the Perkins Lay Advisory Board.

The deadline to submit nominations for the 2014 Seals Award is December 2, 2013. Nominations must be submitted in writing either via U.S. Mail to the Office of Public Affairs and Alumni/ae Relations, Perkins School of Theology, PO Box 750133, Dallas, TX 75275-0133, or via e-mail to Rev. Connie L. Nelson,

The Seals Award is presented each year in Dallas during the three-day Perkins Theological School for the Laity. The 2014Perkins Theological School for the Laity will be March 6-8.

2013 Seals Award recipients were Linda Marr of A&M United Methodist Church in the Texas Annual Conference, and Ken and Lila Foree of Highland Park United Methodist Church in the North Texas Annual Conference.

More Information about the Seals Award and Nominations Criteria (Website | PDF Brochure)

More about 2013 Seals Laity Award Recipients

List of all Seals Laity Award Recipients

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Perkins School of Theology, founded in 1911, is one of five official University-related schools of theology of The United Methodist Church. Degree programs include the Master of Divinity, Master of Sacred Music, Master of Theological Studies, Master of Church Ministries, and Doctor of Ministry, as well as the Ph.D., which is offered as a cooperative venture by Perkins School of Theology and the Graduate Program in Religious Studies at SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.


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