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City of Cleveland, Adventist Peers Recognize Walk of Faith

Story by Visitor Staff; Photos by Mar de Oliveira
Published 1/11/12

Kevin Kuehmichel, pastor of the Walk of Faith Fellowship receives the City of Cleveland and the First District Police/Community Relations Committee community award. 

Ohio Conference’s Walk of Faith Community Center just received another award for its good works. Last Thursday the City of Cleveland and the First District Police/Community Relations Committee presented Kevin Kuehmichel, who pastors the Walk of Faith Fellowship, with their community award. According to Tammy L. Hanna, the First District representative, the award is given to citizens who contribute to “making our city a better place to live.”

The community center was also recognized at the Ohio Conference’s seventh annual National Conference on Innovation, held in Dayton last year. During the conference, Fred Manchur, president and CEO of Kettering Adventist Healthcare, presented Kuehmichel with its $3,000 Innovation of the Year Award. The award will benefit the center’s food bank. Award criteria included innovation (the uniqueness and strength of the idea), missional impact, entrepreneurship, sustainability, and aspiration and growth.

Last year the Cleveland Food Bank named community center as “Innovative Program of the Year 2011.” Click here to read more about that award.

Frank G. Jackson, mayor of Cleveland, and Michael McGrath, Cleveland’s chief of police, flank Pastor Kuehmichel. 

Pictured from right to left are several of the center’s volunteers: Trish Kuehmichel, Kevin Kuehmichel, Jon Falkenstein, Lisa Falkenstein, Doreen Franklin and Gail Merda.