2019 Gutenberg Award

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's Gutenberg Award luncheon. 

Chicago Bible Society celebrated the 65th Annual Gutenberg Awards at the Union League Club with a luncheon on October 15, 2019.  This year we honored Sister Jean Delores Schmidt of Loyola University Chicago and Chaplain Leslie Hunter of Holy Family School, a Lutheran K-8 grade school in the Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago. 

Sister Jean – who recently celebrated her 100th birthday – is the well-known chaplain of Loyola University’s men’s basketball team.  Chaplain Hunter is both the chaplain for the school and an instructor in the school’s religion courses.  Our own board member, Michael Renetzky, was the Master of Ceremonies. 

Sister Jean was honored for her work in promoting prayer and Bible study with the student athletes at Loyola.  In her remarks, she said that this award helped her understand her ministry as an apostolic work in spreading the gospel at the university.  Chaplain Hunter uses his creative musical and poetic gifts to communicate the message of Jesus to a young generation.  He was honored for his work in the school and his earlier work as a parish minister. 

As Michael Renetzky remarked in opening the Awards, the Gutenberg recognizes both the famous and the little known because in God’s eyes both are equally important.