Rathje Woodward LLC is proud to sponsor the 36th Annual Wheaton Leadership Prayer Breakfast. Member Scott E. Pointner is the 2021 Chair and the United States Senate Chaplain Barry C. Black will be the Keynote Speaker. The event will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, September 10th, 2021.

Chaplain Black is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and an alumnus of Oakwood College, Andrews University, North Carolina Central University, Eastern Baptist Seminary, Salve Regina University, and United States International University. In addition to earning master of arts degrees in divinity, counseling, and management, he has received a doctorate degree in ministry and a doctor of philosophy degree in psychology. Chaplain Black has been selected for many outstanding achievements. Of particular note, he was chosen from 127 nominees for the 1995 NAACP Renowned Service Award for his contribution to equal opportunity and civil rights. He also received the 2002 Benjamin Elijah Mays Distinguished Leadership Award from The Morehouse School of Religion. In 2004, the Old Dominion University chapter of the NAACP conferred on him the Image Award, “Reaffirming the Dream — Realizing the Vision” for military excellence.

Rear Admiral Barry C. Black’s (Ret.) personal decorations included the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (two medals), Meritorious Service Medals (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals (two awards), and numerous unit awards, campaign, and service medals. On June 27, 2003, Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (Ret.) was elected the 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate. He began working in the Senate on July 7, 2003. Prior to coming to Capitol Hill, Chaplain Black served in the U.S. Navy for over twenty-seven years, ending his distinguished career as the Chief of Navy Chaplains.

The Wheaton Leadership Prayer Breakfast will have a hybrid format for 2021 and no breakfast will be served. They hope to resume their normal format in 2022. Individual tickets are available at $25 per person. A link to the livestream may be found here.  Please register quickly, limited seating is still available.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Your tax-deductible $150 Sponsorship will include (5) tickets to the in-person event, as well as your business logo in both the event program and listed and linked to on their website as a sponsor. Sponsor registration may be found here.

To make an additional donation a secure link to donate may be found here. The Wheaton Leadership Prayer Breakfast (an Illinois Not For Profit Corporation) exists to promote awareness of the spiritual dimension of civic leadership and assist civic leaders in and around Wheaton, Illinois, in recognizing that leadership is ordained of God and that guidance for leaders is provided by God.

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