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Keynote Speaker: Rev. Huron Claus

Rev. Huron ClausRev. 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.


Wednesday, May 11, 2022 - 7:30 A.M. to 9 A.M.

This year, Judson University will celebrate the annual Community Prayer Breakfast. Join community, service and business leaders as they gather together. At the event, Judson will recognize the contributions of one service leader from the community with the D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award. Judson will also recognize a high school youth with the Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Award. This networking and community event will offer you the opportunity to be seen as a community leader and supporter of higher education. Join us for a morning of faith, fellowship, food and fun. 




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. 

The 2022 D. Ray Wilson Volunteer Service Award nominees are:

RICHARD CHILDS has volunteered as the head coach of The Elgin Sharks for more than 2 years. The Elgin Sharks Track Club is a non-profit organization serving the youth of Elgin and the surrounding communities. The goal of the Sharks is to foster an interest in the sport of running both track and cross country while supporting the growth of healthy habits and mindsets. He has helped runners meet health and fitness goals as well as taught them valuable lessons such as teamwork, responsibility, and determination. Richard also actively works to create partnerships with The Elgin Sharks.

TOM ROESER has served as president of OTTO Engineering, which was first established by his father, since 1987. Under Tom’s leadership and business talent, the manufacturing company has flourished and has grown to more than 500 employees. Based in Carpentersville, OTTO manufactures control switches and grips that perform every day in some of the toughest applications including heavy equipment, aerospace, marine, medical, communication, and other demanding markets. During his tenure as president, Roeser has given to the community generously from investing in the old historic downtown district of East Dundee and Carpentersville to giving time and financial support to the Boys and Girls Club of Dundee Township, Elgin Community College, Judson University, the Business/Education Partnership at Dundee Crown High School, and the Elgin Symphony Orchestra.



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. 

The 2022 Bea Wilson Youth Volunteer Service Award honoree is:

ANAYELI FLORES is an exceptional student at Larkin High School. Flores has maintained excellent grades all four years of high school and has been on the honor roll because of her hard work. Not only has she maintained employment outside of school, but she has also been involved in sports and clubs such as Cross Country, Tri-M Honor Society, and the National Honor Society. Through this work and her volunteer work at the Gail Borden Library, Flores has accumulated more than 100 hours of community service hours.

Sponsor a Table

Table Sponsorship for Business -- $500*
Sponsor TableOrganizations 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.

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

*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.

Questions? Call 847-628-2076

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