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WLC to Honor Steven Curtis Chapman

WLC to Honor Steven Curtis Chapman

April 03, 2024 by Office of Marketing and Communication Christian Leadership
WLC to Honor Steven Curtis Chapman

Steven Curtis Chapman to Receive 2024 Divine Servant Award

Steven Curtis Chapman promo imageMilwaukee, WI - Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) will present Steven Curtis Chapman with the 2024 Divine Servant Award at a celebration on Friday, May 31, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Tickets and table reservations are available now. The event, which is open to the public, will be held at Discovery World in downtown Milwaukee.

WLC established the Divine Servant Award in 2017 as an opportunity to honor individuals who exemplify qualities of Christian servant leadership and have exhibited Christian values throughout their lives of service. This event also serves as an awareness and fundraising event for the college.

The inaugural award was presented to the 43rd President of the United States, the Honorable George W. Bush, at a celebration attended by 600 guests. The event raised more than $1.3 million in net revenue in the form of scholarships to help continue the mission and ministry of WLC. Subsequent events have honored Tony DungyDavid GreenTim Tebow, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Kurt and Brenda Warner.

Dr. Daniel Johnson, WLC's President, shares: “We look forward to a remarkable evening of Christian music and life conversations with Steven Curtis Chapman, a Christian leader who has made a profound impact on the music scene for decades. His life-story of joy and heartache that inspired his 50 #1 hits will provide an amazing backdrop for an awesome night.”

In a career that has spanned more than three decades, Steven Curtis Chapman is the most awarded artist in Christian music history. With 59 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, five GRAMMY®Awards, an American Music Award, and 50 No. 1 singles, he has sold more than 17 million albums. In 2017, Chapman also became a best-selling author with his memoir Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story.

In 2003, as a vocal supporter of adoption, Chapman along with his wife, Mary Beth, founded Show Hope, a nonprofit organization that helps restore the hope of a family to orphans.

The community is invited to attend as WLC presents Steven Curtis Chapman with the Divine Servant Award during the celebration on May 31. Tickets are $375 per person; sponsorships and VIP photo opportunities also are available.

The celebration will take place at Discovery World, a spectacular location on Lake Michigan overlooking downtown Milwaukee. Savor tantalizing hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beer while learning about Steven Curtis Chapman. Feast on a three-course gourmet dinner by Bartolotta Catering and Events. Learn about our awardee’s extraordinary life and career through a moderated conversation integrated with a special performance by Steven Curtis Chapman, followed by a coffee and dessert reception.

For more information or to reserve your space, please visit the DSA event page.

If you have questions about the Divine Servant Award Celebration or are interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact Dr. Rich Mannisto, Vice President of Advancement, at richard.mannisto@wlc.edu or 414.443.8788.

Wisconsin Lutheran College is a nationally ranked Christian college in Milwaukee that serves 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students through its on-campus and online programming. The college, which prepares students for lives of Christian servant leadership, is recognized for its academic excellence and superior student experience.