The Diocese of Southern Ohio Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna task force is seeking nominations for candidates to be inducted into the class of 2016.

The Society of St. Simeon and St. Anna was begun in 1995 by the Affirmative Aging Commission as a way to honor older individuals who display exemplary Christian ministry throughout their lives and publicly acknowledge a positive image of the contributions of aging persons in our diocese. Criteria for nomination into the Society include outstanding service to the Church and model for Christian living. Individuals also must be at least 60 years of age and an Episcopalian for at least 15 years. Society members are asked to pray for the bishops and the diocese, encourage local congregations to actively seek knowledge and understanding of the realities of aging, share their wisdom as all seek to grow in the stature of Christ and continue to present a positive image of aging.

Any congregation in the diocese is encouraged to nominate one individual or couple, but congregations who have presented nominees in the past two years should not forward any nominees this year in order to assure that nominees cover a diverse geographic area. The inductions and luncheon event will be held on April 27 at the Procter Center at 10 a.m. Nomination forms may be found on the diocesan website or here.

Nominations may be sent via email to this year’s event coordinators: the Rev. Nancy Hardin at, or Randy Young at Nomination forms may also be mailed to : The Rev. Nancy Hardin 116 Lafayette Avenue Urbana, Oh 43078

Deadline for nominations to be received is March 17.