Friday, May 20, 2016

Priest-Professor Honored by U.S. President, Inspires Selfless Service in Others

WASHINGTON 30 May 2016 (ORCNS) - Monsignor Rutherford Cardinal Johnson was recently honored by United States President Barack Obama with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The honor was given in recognition of over 4000 hours of volunteer service in organizational support, humanitarian efforts, and education on local, national, and global levels. 

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. He was previously was awarded the Gold Medal in the President's Volunteer Service Award program, the premier volunteer service recognition given by the President as part of an initiative to inspire people to take positive action to change the world. 

When asked about the honor, Mgr. Rutherford said, "Helping others is part of my clerical vocation and an integral part of my work as an educator. I commend the President for promoting volunteering service. Serving others and inspiring service in others is one of my greatest joys in life."