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Milligan to recognize local servant leaders, April 3

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, Tenn. (March 29, 2018) — Milligan College will recognize seven local leaders who have demonstrated servant leadership in their careers and community at the college’s annual Leaders in Christian Service program on Tuesday, April 3, at 11 a.m. in Milligan’s Mary B. Martin Auditorium located in Seeger Chapel. The service is free and open to the public.

“The purpose of this program is to provide examples of people who are doing an outstanding job of integrating their faith with their profession,” said Milligan President Dr. Bill Greer. “We see in these individuals wonderful examples of what servant leadership is all about and what it can look like on a daily basis in a variety of professions.”

This year’s keynote speaker is Trish Patterson, community outreach director for Holston Habitat for Humanity. She also was a 2006 LCS honoree.

Patterson grew up in Johnson City and earned both bachelor’s and juris doctor degrees from the University of Tennessee. After returning to the Tri-Cities with her three children and husband, Michael Scalf, she reconnected with the community through church, work, children’s activities, and community service.

Patterson has spent her career in higher education and non-profit management, volunteering on the Board of Directors for both Neighborhood Reconciliation Services and Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union. She volunteers as a Tennessee Promise mentor and teaches Sunday school at Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Johnson City.

The 2018 Leaders in Christian Service honorees include:

Bill Alton, Johnson City, Tennessee, vice president for facilities at Ballad Health

Guynn Edwards, Johnson City, executive director of The Crumley House Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center

Darrell Fowler, Johnson City, owner/operator, Chick-Fil-A

Herb Greenlee, Johnson City, director of Carver Park, Johnson City

Judy Ingala, Johnson City, retired registered nurse and healthcare executive

David Mills, Elizabethton, Tennessee, optometrist at Mills Optometric Associates

Marta Wayt, Kingsport, Tennessee, physician at Providence Medical Center

For more information, contact Milligan’s Institute for Servant Leadership at 423.461.8316.


MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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