Area communicators to be featured at Annual Dinner
Alvin Rueter will receive the Gold Pen; Tom DiNanni will keynote.
Gold Pen Award goes to Alvin Rueter
The producer of a weekly radio broadcast originating at St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota, will receive the 2002 Metro Lutheran Gold Pen Award.
Dr. Alvin C. Rueter, St. Paul, Minnesota, created “Sing For Joy!” as a way to illustrate Sunday Scripture readings with sacred choral music. Rueter began the series in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in 1955, when he was an ALC pastor there. He continued the program when he moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, and then St. Paul, Minnesota.
Rueter selects the music for each program, matches it to the Sunday’s Scripture readings, and provides commentary for the half-hour programs.
The award will be presented at the paper’s Annual Dinner on Sunday, October 13, at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
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“Seeker’s Diary” writer to keynote
The featured speaker for the 2002 Metro Lutheran Annual Dinner, October 13 at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, will be the writer of a popular religion feature for the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Tom DiNanni writes “Seeker’s Diary” for the Saturday Faith and Values section for the metropolitan daily. His weekly visits to congregations, many of them Lutheran, have resulted in reports on a variety of worship experiences which form the basis for his “Diary” reports.
A graduate of Marquette University, DiNanni has served as president of Camelot Communications, a public relations consulting firm. In addition to “Seeker’s Diary,” he is a frequent feature writer for the Star Tribune, as well as the Catholic Spirit and The Edge.