Catholic Man of the Year

The Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club (CMLC) will soon be accepting nominations for the Columbus Diocese 2023 Catholic Man of the Year.  On Friday, February 3, 2023, the winner will receive the award at Columbus St. Patrick Church, 280 N. Grant Avenue, during the CMLC luncheon which immediately follows the 11:45 a.m. Mass.

Consider your candidates for nomination!

Download a Nomination Form from the button below (forms will be active soon), or learn more by following the button for Nomination Instructions.

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Nomination Instructions
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2022  Dr Allen Lewis
2022 Dr Allen Lewis

St. John Neumann

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2021 Stephan Johnson
2021 Stephan Johnson

Our Lady of Lourdes

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2020 Ray Sheridan
2020 Ray Sheridan

Our Lady of Perpetual Help

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2019 Frank Hartge
2019 Frank Hartge

St. Matthew Parish

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2018 Tom Vollmer
2018 Tom Vollmer

St. Pius X

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2017 Josef Banks
2017 Josef Banks

St. Dominic

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2016 Jeff Bernard
2016 Jeff Bernard

St. Matthew

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2015 Bill Hinger
2015 Bill Hinger

St. Michael

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2014 Mike Stickle
2014 Mike Stickle

Blessed Sacrament

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2013 Joe Buttress
2013 Joe Buttress

St. Anthony

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2012 Tom Wagner
2012 Tom Wagner

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

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Catholic Man of the Year

On February 4th, the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club awarded Dr. Allen Lewis of St. John Neumann parish with the honor of being the 2022 Catholic Man of the Year. CLICK THE AUDIO LINK BELOW to listen to the recording of this very inspirational event!

Past Recipients

Past recipients of the annual Catholic Man of the Year Award are pictured at left.

Details of the recipients (including audio recordings of their award presentation) will be added soon!

For more information about CMOY nominations and nomination instructions, click here.

Click here for a nomination form.

 

About Dr. Allen Lewis - 2022 Catholic Man of the Year

Dr. Allen Lewis is husband to Kristin and is a parishioner at St. John Neumann church in Sunbury, Ohio. He is recognized for his work in integrative medicine with the Sancta Familia Center, his Sancta Familia Caritas charitable ministry, parish involvement, and membership in the Catholic Medical Association and Marian Helpers. 

He received the Catholic Man of the Year award in the Diocese of Columbus at the annual recognition event conducted by the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club on February 4, 2022.

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2021 NOMINEES

AWARD WINNER Stephan Johnson (Our Lady of Lourdes, Ada)

 

Jose Banaag (Our Lady of Lourdes, Marysville)

John Bradford (St. Mary, Lancaster)

Mark Butler (Holy Spirit, Columbus)

Jim Cogan (St. Brendan, Hilliard)

Matthew Curoe (St. Thomas More Newman Center, Columbus)

Dan DeMatte (St. Catharine, Columbus)

Jim Foley (Immaculate Conception, Columbus)

James Gernetzke (St. Matthew, Gahanna)

Thomas Lisk (St. Patrick, Columbus)

George Medary (Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, Columbus)

Keith Mickley (St. Luke, Danville)

 

 

Robert Poirier (Immaculate Conception, Columbus)

Charles Mers (St. Paul, Westerville)

Tom Mignery (St. Matthew, Gahanna)

Fenton Moore (St. Andrew, Columbus)

Matt Palmer (St. Catharine, Columbus)

Joseph Pauls (St. Mary, Chillicothe)

John Reiner (St. Brigid, Dublin)

Aaron Richards (St. John Neumann, Sunbury)

Gregory Savoldi (St. Joseph Cathedral, Columbus)

Raymond Stankunas (St. Edward, Granville)

Catholic Men's Luncheon Club Catholic Man of the Year Details

The Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club (CMLC) is accepting nominations for the Columbus Diocese 2022 Catholic Man of the Year.  The winner will receive the award at Columbus St. Patrick Church, 280 N. Grant Avenue, on Friday, February 4, 2022 during the CMLC luncheon which immediately follows the 11:45 a.m. Mass.

About the Award

This award has a long tradition in the Diocese of Columbus. Nominees must be laymen who, through their daily actions, words, and prayers, exemplify the “good and faithful servant.” The recipient of the award will be given the opportunity to share his personal testimony during the award ceremony which is then shared throughout the diocese through the Catholic Times and St. Gabriel Catholic Radio.  

Selection Process
The process for selecting Catholic Man of the Year is challenging, because while each nominee is worthy, the Committee can only select one from those nominated. The Selection Committee consists of two men from these groups: Catholic Men's Luncheon Club, Knights of Columbus, Catholic Men's Ministry, Young Catholic Professionals, the Serra Club and a diocesan priest.  After careful consideration of all nominations, the Committee makes a recommendation to the Bishop. Last year’s honoree was Mr. Stephan Johnson from Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. 


Nomination Form
Please nominate men in the diocese whom you believe would serve as an inspiration and would strengthen all Catholic men to continue living their vocation of holiness. Use the nomination form found at www.catholicmensministry.com/catholic-man-of-the-year

Please note: Posthumous nominations will not be accepted. Prior-year nominees may be submitted.

Requested Nominee Information

Include the following information in the Nomination Form from the website. (1) List and describe specific qualities of the nominee, addressing the person’s: spirituality and how he exemplifies Christ in his home, parish, and the community. Make your remarks as descriptive as possible, using a maximum of 500 words. (It is more important what you write than how much you write). (2) A brief biographical sketch of the nominee. (3) A list of the nominee’s group involvements, including parish activity, family life and community service. (4) You may attach up to five written witness testimonials (letters or remarks) from others who know the nominee and can testify to his qualifications, attesting to the nominee’s love of God and of others, as shown through his service, including examples of how the nominee lives the Catholic faith. Please consider a letter from the nominee's pastor.

The Luncheon

All nominees are invited to the award ceremony and luncheon as guests of the Catholic Men’s Luncheon Club.

 

Questions
Direct further questions regarding the nomination or selection process should be directed to Tim Merkle at (614) 839-5700 or catholicmanoftheyear@gmail.com.