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Milligan to honor servant leaders

March 19th, 2014 2:18 pm by Contributed - Milligan College

Milligan to honor servant leaders

MILLIGAN COLLEGE — Milligan College will recognize 13 local leaders who have demonstrated servant leadership in their careers and community at the college’s annual Leaders in Christian Service program on Tuesday, April 1, at 11 a.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Memorial Chapel. The service is free and open to the public.

“The purpose of this program is to provide examples of people who are doing an outstanding job of integrating their faith with their profession,” said Milligan President Bill Greer. “We see in these individuals wonderful examples of what servant leadership is all about, and what it can look like on a daily basis in a variety of professions.”

This year’s keynote speaker is Jim Bailey, director of news and public affairs at WKPT-TV in Kingsport, Tenn.

A 2011 Leaders in Christian Service honoree, Bailey has spent more than four decades as an award-winning journalist, news anchor, news manager and writer. He is active in numerous charities including the Salvation Army, FRIENDS, Habitat for Humanity, Children's Miracle Network, Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Lions Club, Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of America. In addition, he serves as a deacon of First Christian Church, Johnson City.

The 2014 Leaders in Christian Service honorees include:

Craig Augenstein, of Johnson City, is an account executive with Lamar Advertising. He attends Holy Resurrection Orthodox Christian Church.

Steve Campbell, of Jonesborough, is the vice president of business affairs at Northeast State Community College. He attends Jonesborough United Methodist Church.

Dale Fair, of Elizabethton, is president/COO of Bank of Tennessee/Carter County Bank. He attends Elizabethton Church of Christ.

Scott Folsom, of Johnson City, is Tennessee region president of TruPoint Bank. He attends Tri-Cities Baptist Church.

Gary Mabrey, of Johnson City, is the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce serving Johnson City, Jonesborough and Washington County. He attends St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Robert McKinney, of Johnson City, is an engineer at Eastman Chemical Company. He attends Grace Temple Church.

Emil Messimer, of Johnson City, is a financial advisor with Messimer & Associates. He attends First Christian Church.

Elizabeth Patrick, of Elizabethton, is a retired assistant principal in the Carter County School System. She attends Lynn Valley Baptist Church.

Tanya and Jamin Rathbun, of Johnson City, are the owners of Trinity Arts Center. They attend Discovery Church.

Bob Sluder, of Johnson City, is retired from Unisys Corporation. He attends First Christian Church.

Nancy Stanton, of Johnson City, is a community volunteer. She attends Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church.

Andy Wampler, of Kingsport, is an attorney with Wilson Worley. He attends First Baptist Church.

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