In Loving Memory of John C. Marshall, III CLICK HERE
In Loving Memory of Elizabeth “Betsy” Mason Marshall CLICK HERE
POP Lay Chaplain Awardees receive the following
Award History with their Award:
| History of the ELIZABETH “BETSY” MASON MARSHALL AWARD
In the Fall of 2013, John Marshall was acutely aware of both his Christian family legacy and his deep appreciation for ministry that provides spiritual care to the sick when he developed and breathed life into the Elizabeth Mason Marshall Award. He felt convicted to promote and shed light upon a beautiful ministry that helped carry him and his beloved wife of forty-four years through the dark journey of terminal cancer. Betsy lost that battle in January of 2013 after a long and courageous struggle. John wanted to celebrate the POP Ministry and the faithful Lay Chaplains who served with such devotion and tenderness.
John relates how, “in Gods providence and loving provision, a POP Lay Chaplain visited us in Houston Methodist Hospital and regular visits quickly became a moving time and a powerfully healing part of coping and enduring the regimen of therapy. Creating a spiritual community, tailored to our faith tradition, was what we needed and it was a POP Lay Chaplain who heightened our awareness that God indeed, faithfully provides the brilliance of His love right in the midst of the darkest valleys.”
Mrs. Elizabeth Mason Marshall was a devoted daughter, sister, wife and mother of two children. Although starting life in Houston with her parents, Carrington and Dorothy Trout Mason and sister, Mary Clara Mason, Betsy and her husband John studied at The University of Texas where they met and remained until John finished law school, then returned to Houston to raise and encourage their two children to find their unique pathways of serving God. Betsy believed in the redeeming grace of Jesus Christ from a young age and served Him with gratitude to the end of her life. As a teacher, she enhanced the lives of many children and found time to be a committed Bible study leader for women of all ages.
The Elizabeth Mason Marshall Award recognizes POP Lay Chaplains who exhibit a faithful countenance of humility and servant-hearted empathy while offering spiritual community and prayer for God’s people who are sick and suffering the hospital. It is all the more meaningful that Mr. Marshall created this avenue of celebrating qualities considered to be exemplary, and yet found most supremely in the humble.
Betsy Marshall loved her dear great-grandmother’s epitaph:
The President of POP and the Directors of Spiritual Care identify POP Lay Chaplains whose qualities exemplify this Award. Our POP Lay Chaplains serving in each of the following areas of greater Houston and beyond are chosen: Texas Medical Center, North, South, East, and West. The Awards are presented at a POP continuing education event for the Lay Chaplains.
2022 The Elizabeth Mason Marshall Awardees
The Reverend Cheryl Gans
Memorial Hermann – Memorial City & TMC
Rev. Cheryl Gans Biographical Sketch CLICK HEREPictured are: Rev. Andy Gans, Rev. Cheryl Gans,
Chaplain Katherine Raniowski at Memorial Hermann – TMC
Judi Kenyon – Northwoods Presbyterian Church
Keesey Miller – First Presbyterian Church Kingwood
Pictured are: Sarah & Robert Randecker
Pictured are: Margie Sanders & Colleen Jernigan, PhD
Beth Slater – Houston Methodist Hospital – TMC
Awards were presented at the 2022 POP Shines at Christmastime event
on December 2, 2022
2021 The Elizabeth Mason Marshall Awardees
In Loving Memory of William “Bill” Dixon CLICK HERE
Adrian D. Shelley
Northwoods Church Spiritual Care
Adrian Shelley’s Biographical Sketch CLICK HERE
Pictured are: AnneMarie Wallace, Adrian Shelley, Deborah “Debbie” Shelley
Pictured are: Dr. John Yarrington & Diane Yarrington
Awards were presented at the 2021 POP Shines at Christmastime event
on December 3, 2021.
2019 The Elizabeth Mason Marshall Awardees
Pictured are: Chaplain Devin Atherstone, POP Lay Chaplain Dave Nelson,
John C. Marshall, III, POP Board Chairman, POP Lay Chaplain Phil Wetz
Pictured are: Chaplain Greg Ballard, Patrick Ross, POP Lay Chaplain Jacqueline Ross,
John C. Marshall, III, POP Board Chairman
Pictured are: AnneMarie Wallace, President, POP Lay Chaplain Greg Shaw,
POP Lay Chaplain Phil Wetz, John C. Marshall, III, POP Board Chair
Pictured are: POP Lay Chaplain Myra Swor, John C. Marshall, III, POP Board Chair
Pictured are: Chaplain Jonathan Brooks, Lay Chaplain Ron Tribolet,
POP Lay Chaplain Phil Wetz, John C. Marshall, III, POP Board Chairman
Awards were presented at the 2019 POP Shines at Christmastime event
on December 6, 2019.
2017 The Elizabeth Mason Marshall Awardees
Karen Brehm – Houston Methodist – TMC
Sylvia McCarty – Houston Methodist – Willowbrook
Ron Stenzel – Memorial Hermann – Memorial City
Mack Taylor – Houston Methodist – Sugar Land
Tom Tucker – HCA Houston Healthcare – Clear Lake
Lay Chaplain Tom Tucker’s Biographical Sketch CLICK HERE
Pictured are: POP Lay Chaplain Mack Taylor, POP Lay Chaplain Ron Stenzel,
POP Lay Chaplain Sylvia McLarty, POP Lay Chaplain Karen Brehm,
POP Lay Chaplain Tom Tucker
Awards were presented at the 2017 POP Shines at Christmastime event
on December 8, 2017.
2015 The Elizabeth Mason Marshall Awardees
Bain Head – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sang Kim – Memorial Hermann – Southeast
Mary MacMaster –West
Weldon Rogers – North
Jim Young – South
Pictured are: Jim Young, POP Lay Chaplain Mary MacMaster, John C. Marshall, III,
POP Board Chair, Weldon Rogers, POP Lay Chaplain Sang Kim, Lay Chaplain Bain Head
Awards were presented at the 2015 POP Shines at Christmastime event
on December 4, 2015.
2013 The Elizabeth Mason Marshall Awardee
Award presented at the 2013 POP Shines at Christmastime event
on December 6, 2013.