Prayer Breakfast

Rev. Huron Claus

Keynote Speaker

Rev. Huron Claus

Rev. Huron Claus of the Mohawk/Kiowa tribes of New York and Oklahoma will give the keynote speaker at Judson University’s annual Community Prayer Breakfast.

Rev. Claus is a fifth-generation follower of Jesus Christ. The Claus Indian family has ministered through evangelism and music in Native communities and villages across North, Central, and South America. He also is the president of CHIEF, Inc., a nonprofit organization with a mission to disciple and train a strong Native Christian leadership in the Word of God, who will practically impact their communities for the glory of God. The organization’s vision is to see an effective Christian witness in every Native American tribe and all related tribes in this generation.

CHIEF networks with approximately 3,000 Native Churches among 300 of the 1,200 Native tribes in the Western Hemisphere. Besides leading CHIEF, Rev. Claus has served several Native Ministry boards. He is actively involved as a speaker for church events, national conferences, mission-related activities and speaks often at colleges.

Nominations & Awards

Nominate a Community Servant

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. 

Nominate a Youth Volunteer

The Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award

The Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award honors Beatrice Joy (Daffer) Wilson, wife of the former Judson Trustee D. Ray Wilson. Mrs. Bea Wilson, who passed away in March 2017, was a community champion of hope, service and hospitality. Through this award, Judson will extend a scholarship to a deserving high school student (freshman through junior) for their service to the community. The Youth Volunteer Service Award will recognize freshmen through juniors in high school for voluntarily performing community work that serves others’ physically, emotionally, intellectually or spiritually. The winner will also receive a $3,000 scholarship annually to attend Judson University. 

Sponsor a Table

Table Sponsorship for Business: $500*

Organizations and businesses wishing to sponsor a table will host a table for eight guests during the breakfast. Sponsors will be recognized in the program and displayed on table signs. Please provide a high quality logo with your order.

Table Sponsorship for Churches: $300*

Churches wishing to sponsor a table will host a table for eight guests during the breakfast. Sponsors will be recognized in the program and displayed on table signs. Please provide a high quality logo with your order

*A portion of your ticket is a donation to the Judson Annual Fund. This fund supports student scholarships, strengthens student development and spiritual growth, upholds excellence in education and maintains classrooms.