Here is a listing by conferences of award recipients bestowed on them during sessions in West Lafayette and Bloomington.

North Indiana Conference awards

  • This year's Bread and Basin recipients include: Sue Harris (Calumet); Ken Keller (Fort Wayne); Aimee Currie (Huntington); Jim Williams (Kokomo); John Mayfield (Lafayette); Joy and Don Wickline (Marion); Darl Bookout (Muncie); and Susan and Harry Brooks (Warsaw).
  • Conference scholarships were awarded to Joel Rittenhouse of Asbury UMC in Portland, Ind.; Allison Rock of Mentone UMC in Mentone, Ind.; and Katie Hands of Otterbein UMC in Otterbein, Ind. Each received a scholarship of $1,000.

South Indiana Conference awards

  • M. Kent Millard was awarded the 2007 Distinguished Evangelist Award given by the Foundation for Evangelism of the UMC;
  • John S. Eley, chaplain at the Franklin UM Community, was given the national 2008 Chaplain of the Year Award;
  • John Gaus, retired pastor living in Bloomington, was given a Church World Service Advocacy Award;
  • Bob Dion, a professor at the University of Evansville, was granted the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Exemplary Teacher Award;
  • The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards this year were given to Pastor Mark Dicken of Newburgh UMC and laity Mary Lou Finchum of First UMC in Sheridan;
  • The Outstanding Small Church Award was given to Veedersburg UMC.
  • The Bishops Scouting Award of Excellence was awarded to Pack and Troop 301 of Evansville Methodist Temple and Pack 129 and Troop 119 of Ellettsville UMC.