Judson Community Prayer Breakfast | Judson University Christian College




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


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Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 7:30 A.M. to 9 A.M.

Lindner Fitness Center, Judson University

This spring, hundreds of community, service and business leaders will gather for Judson University's Community Prayer Breakfast. This year's theme, "Blessed," is based on the Beatitudes and will be used throughout the morning to illustrate how Jesus turns ideas about being blessed upside-down. This theme will be woven together as we pray for our families, our communities, our nation and our world. This networking and community event will offer you the opportunity to be seen as a community leader and supporter of higher education. At the event, Judson will recognize the contributions of one service leader from the community with the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award. Wilson began the Prayer Breakfast hosted by Judson in 1989.

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Keynote Speaker

Jim Munroe

Jim Munroe, MAZE Magic, Liar / Truth Teller

Jim Munroe is an author, speaker and skeptic. After a promising career in baseball ended in a disappointing injury at the University of Texas, Munroe turned his mind towards investigating various philosophies and beliefs. This investigation into the unknown and the supernatural fueled his other passion: magic. Munroe loved magic. It was the perfect palette on which to express belief and doubt, at the same time. To Munroe, behind every religious curtain… was a lie.

By 2009, Munroe had become one of the most sought-after magicians in the world. He toured hundreds of cities and sold out concert halls and theaters at almost every venue. It was at this time that his journey took an unexpected turn. Everything was flipped upside down by a devastating diagnosis that would only give him months to live: leukemia.

Through the circumstances surrounding his battle with leukemia and consequent bone-marrow transplant, Munroe experienced both a medical and philosophical miracle. The scientific battle was powerful... but the story was even more amazing. Equipped with a radical story, Munroe is now quick to ask his audience, "Given all that we know, could there be something bigger going on behind the scenes of the world that we experience everyday?"

Today, Munroe is the author of "The Charlatan" and a sought-after speaker at conferences, corporations and events around the world. His story is widely recognized from its feature with I Am Second, a movement meant to inspire people of all kinds to live for God and for others. Munroe's show, "The MAZE," has also become one of the most efficient tools of Be The Match, the National Bone Marrow Registry's recruitment vehicle.

He resides with his wife and two children just outside Dallas, Texas.

Guest Vocalist

Riley Elmore

Riley Elmore

Riley Elmore resides in West Dundee, Ill., with his family and is a junior at Dundee-Crown High School. His passion for jazz began when he started playing the trombone at 10 years old. He began singing when he entered high school and currently is a member of the Dundee-Crown Chamber Choir and sings with the Jazz Band. He most recently was a contestant on "The Voice" and progressed in the competition to be a Top 20 Finalist.

The D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award

The 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 Volunteer Service Award was begun in his honor after his death in 2003. Learn more about D. Ray Wilson and the nomination process for the award on the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award page.


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  • $25 Individual Ticket
  • $350 Non-Profit/Individual Table Sponsorship
  • $500 Business Table Sponsorship

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Business Sponsorship -- $500
Organizations and businesses wishing to sponsor a table will host a table for eight guests during the breakfast. Table Sponsors will be recognized in the program and on the table cards posted at their table. Please provide a high quality logo with your order.

Non-Profit/Individual Sponsorship -- $350
Non-profit organizations and individual Table Sponsors will host a table for eight guests during the breakfast and be recognized in the program and on the table cards posted at their table. Please provide a high quality logo with your order.

To sponsor a table, please Download the Print Sponsorship Flyer for details.

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