Marilyn Draughon from Community UMC in Virginia Beach was awarded the Susanna Wesley Award for Excellence during the John Wesley Fellows banquet at the 12th National Gathering of Men in Indianapolis, IN, on July 7, 2017.
The award was presented by her husband; Johnnie Draughon, a Men’s Ministry Specialist for the General Commission of the United Methodist Men. Johnnie stated, “Over the past 20+ years I have been privileged to touch the lives of hundreds of men for the Kingdom of God. Some seed fell on rocky soil and some on fertile soil. None of this would have been possible without the encouragement and support of my wife Marilyn. It was because of her that I became involved with the United Methodist Men in 1987.”
The award is presented to honor women who have served Jesus Christ and The United Methodist Church. The General Commission on UMMen state that the recipients of this award must “possess a distinctive intellect, a nurturing spirit, unwavering devotion and perseverance in the faith.” According to Johnnie this describes Marilyn to a “t”.
As the Community fellowship’s regular accompanist, Marilyn is also recognized, by certificate, as an honorary member of The United Methodist Men.
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