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Judson Community Prayer Breakfast

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 - 7:30 A.M. to 9 A.M.

Lindner Fitness Center, Judson University

This spring, hundreds of community, service and business leaders gathered for Judson University’s Annual Prayer Breakfast. This year’s theme “We Stand” was used throughout the morning to remember the importance of standing for Christ. We stand together in prayer for our families, our communities, our nation and our world. This networking and community event offered participants to be seen as community leaders and supporters of higher education.

Keynote Speaker

Evelyn Sanguinetti, Illinois Lieutenant Governor

Evelyn Sanguinetti 2015Illinois Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti was elected to office in November 2014. She is the 47th Lieutenant Governor of Illinois and the first Hispanic to be elected to the office. She is also the first female Hispanic lieutenant governor in the United States.

Born in Miami, Fla., to a Cuban refugee mother and father who immigrated to the United States from Ecuador, Sanguinetti earned her bachelor’s degree in piano performance from Florida International University and a law degree from Chicago’s John Marshall Law School, where she is an adjunct professor.

Prior to her current post, she also worked as an assistant attorney general for former Illinois Attorney General Jim Ryan and in private practice.

Sanguinetti made her debut onto the political scene in 2011 when she became a member of the Wheaton City Council. She remained on the city council until she was elected to her current state office.

Sanguinetti remains active with several civic organizations, including the Franklin Middle School, Lowell Elementary School, and Jefferson Preschool Parent-Teacher Associations; the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce; and the DuPage County Bar Association.

The classically trained pianist is married to attorney Raymond Sanguinetti and has three children.

The D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award

Ray WilsonThe D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award is presented annually during the prayer breakfast to the candidate who has contributed to the greater good within the greater Elgin community by voluntarily serving others' physical, emotional, intellectual or spiritual needs. Seeing a need for a prayer breakfast in the Fox Valley area, D. Ray Wilson (1926 – 2003) established one at Judson University in 1989. Since Wilson was well known in the community for his tireless hours of volunteering, the D. Ray Wilson Service Award was begun in his honor after his death in 2003. Learn more about D. Ray Wilson and the nominees on the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award page.

2015 D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award

Congratulations to Velma Sept, winner of the 2015 D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award! Nominees for 2015 were: Dr. Phyllis E. Folarin, Pastor Henoch Fuentes, Dr. Ben Manso, Velma Sept. Read more about the nominees and their contributions to the community in the official press release.


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Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact us at 847.628.2076.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

2015 Sponsors



  • Altrusa
  • Advocate Sherman Hospital
  • Agnello Law Offices, Ltd.
  • Aramark
  • Artistic Carton
  • Covenant Woman Ministries
  • Creative Dining Services
  • D. Ray Wilson
  • Elgin Community College
  • First Baptist Church of Elgin
  • First Presbyterian Church
  • Gentry
  • GMB Architecture and Engineering
  • Judson History Table
  • Judson MBA Program
  • Judson University School of Leadership and Business
  • Lundstrom Insurance
  • Northern Seminary
  • Pluymert, MacDonald & Hargrove Ltd.
  • Presence St. Joseph Hospital
  • Second Baptist Church of Elgin
  • Shales McNutt Construction
  • Wesner Family
  • Westminster Christian School

Nominate A Community Servant

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for their service to the community? Nominate them for the D. Ray Wilson Community Service Award.

Previous Community Service Award Winners

  • Dr. Risé D. Jones, '14
  • Mary Rees Freeman, '13
  • Edward Hunter, '12
  • Donna Anderson, '11
  • Nancy Schueneman, '10
  • Jack & Marlene Shales, '09
  • Trinka Waters, '08
  • Floyd Brown, '07
  • Murna Hansemann, '06
  • Dr. Clare Ollayos, '05
  • Carl Flaks, '04

How Judson's Prayer Breakfast Began

Historically, our nation’s leaders have turned to Almighty God for strength and guidance. It is in this spiritual tradition that Judson University has held the Annual Judson University Community Prayer Breakfast for over 25 years, serving the needs of the greater Elgin community, which includes Elgin and neighboring northwest and western suburbs along Interstate 90 (Elgin, East Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, South Elgin, Schaumburg, St. Charles, Bartlett, Hoffman Estates, Barrington and neighboring areas).

This breakfast is our community’s version of the National Prayer Breakfast held annually in Washington, D.C. Inaugurated in 1952 by the leadership in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, these events are now held annually in nearly every state.

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