Monday, November 16, 2015

Priest-Professor Inspires Selfless Service

16 November 2015 (ORCNS) - Monsignor Rutherford Cardinal Johnson was recently honored with a Gold Medal in the President's Volunteer Service Award program. The program recognizes volunteer work in organizational support, humanitarian efforts, and education on local, national, and global levels.

It is the premier volunteer service recognition given by the President of the United States as part of an initiative to inspire people to take positive action to change the world. The Gold Medal recognizes 500 or more hours of volunteer service in a calendar year. 
Mgr. Rutherford Card. Johnson
Mgr. Rutherford is an economics lecturer at the University of Minnesota, an Adjunct Professor of Geography at the University of South Alabama, and a traditional Old Roman Catholic priest.

"It’s a wonderfully kind recognition; however, we don’t do it for a medal. Helping others is part of my clerical vocation and mission as an educator,” Mgr. Rutherford said.