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Divine Servant Award

About the Divine Servant Award

Divine Servant statue on WLC's Quad

Located on Wisconsin Lutheran College's Campus Quad, the Divine Servant sculpture by Max Greiner Jr. of Jesus washing the feet of Peter serves as a daily reminder of the college’s mission and purpose since its founding. WLC exists to prepare Christian servant leaders for the world.

Wisconsin Lutheran College established the Divine Servant Award in 2017 as an opportunity to honor an individual who exemplifies qualities of Christian servant leadership and has exhibited Christian values throughout his or her life of service. We seek to amplify our mission of preparing Christian servant leaders who will influence and change our world.

This honor is intended to be bestowed upon a high-profile individual, and the annual Divine Servant Award Celebration event will serve as an awareness and fundraising opportunity for Wisconsin Lutheran College. Past awardees have included:

  • President George W. Bush, 2017
  • Tony Dungy, 2018
  • David Green, 2019
  • Tim Tebow, 2021
  • Kathie Lee Gifford, 2022

We are privileged to recognize Kurt and Brenda Warner as our featured speakers and recipients of the 2023 Divine Servant Award.

About the Divine Servant Award Celebration

Exterior of Discovery World in Milwaukee

Each year we invite you to join us for a delightful evening of networking and mingling with fellow leaders while supporting scholarships for Wisconsin Lutheran College students who will make an impact on our community. This year's celebration will take place on Friday, June 2 at Discovery World, a spectacular location on Lake Michigan overlooking downtown Milwaukee. Savor tantalizing hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer while learning about our award recipients. Feast on a three-course gourmet dinner by Bartolotta Catering and Events. Learn about our awardees’ extraordinary lives and careers through a moderated conversation. Cap off the evening with musical entertainment while enjoying a coffee and dessert bar.



All proceeds from this fundraising event will directly impact the next generation of Christian servant leaders in the form of scholarships at Wisconsin Lutheran College.

For more information about the event, please contact Dr. Rich Mannisto, Vice President of Advancement, by email or at 414.443.8788.