The PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE (POP) Young Professionals Award is presented to no more than five young adults every year. This award highlights commitment to God and spirituality within arenas of professional work and ministry. The recipients of the award represent at least three faith communities, a foundation, and a healthcare organization.
Recognizing young adults who show Christ’s love for others every day by making a positive impact on others. Whether in their faith communities, their careers, or through volunteer opportunities, the people who are awarded the POP Young Professionals Award show compassion and exuberance for God’s Word.
Each Young Adult who receives the POP Young Professionals Award exemplifies dedication, service, faithfulness, and spirituality in all aspects of their life. The recipients will weave their love of God throughout their personal and professional lives. The leadership of each faith community, foundation, and healthcare organization will be asked to participate in selecting the Young Adult deserving of this honor.
The Young Professionals Award is presented to honorees at a POP community event.
~ 2023 ~
Brent Charles Nicholas, Mortgage Loan Officer
~ 2017 ~
Tim Burgess – St. Philip Presbyterian Church/Herc Rentals
Cullen Burton – Burton Construction
Shaun Michael – Shaun Michael Music
Michael McCormack – Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church/CB&I
Sarah Brents (not pictured) – First Presbyterian Church/Grace Presbyterian Church
~ 2016 ~
Holly Alvis – Robert and Janice McNair Foundation
Brook Barclay – University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Edet Okon – PRAYERS OF THE PEOPLE Advisory Committee/First Presbyterian Church, Houston/Executive Pastry Chef
Clara Reed – Saint Philip Presbyterian Church, Houston
Megan Stidham – First Presbyterian Church, Houston