August 04, 2016

Service Award


The Fourth Annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award

The nomination period is now CLOSED for the fourth annual Peter J. Gomes Service Award and 2019 Day of Service. The Award Ceremony and Day of Service will be held in early September. At the event, the community will recognize a group of outstanding nominations, and the finalist for the Peter J. Gomes service award.

2019 Peter J. Gomes Service Award Ceremony

Details will be announced soon.

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In 2016, Congressman Seth Moulton (D-MA) established the Peter J. Gomes Service Award, to be given annually to the individual in the Sixth District who best epitomizes the qualities of integrity, compassion, and commitment to community that were the foundation of the late Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes’ teachings.

“Reverend Gomes was my mentor and my friend,” said Moulton. “He once wrote, “The very definition of service is to love our neighbors as ourselves, work for peace and not for war, and remember that the only hands on earth to do the work of service are our own.” His example influenced my own journey to serve in the Marines, and later as a Member of Congress. I am honored to establish this award here in the Sixth District to honor his legacy and commitment to public service.”

The Reverend Professor Peter J. Gomes was a Christian minister who served for nearly forty years in The Memorial Church of Harvard University, a space erected to honor the Harvard public servants who died in World War I. As a preacher, teacher, author, and leader, he influenced many with his ready wit and wisdom and, perhaps above all, with his commitment to service, whether to his immediate community, in support of those in the armed forces, or to universal humanitarian causes.

Nomination Form

2019 Reipient

Joseph Leblanc, Veterans Service Officer for North Andover & Boxford

2019 Honorees

Rebekah Richardson, Founder of Promise The Children

Meredith Joss, Ipswich Refugee Project

Magnolia Contreras, Board Member of Lynn Community Health Center

2018 Recipient

Magalie Yolanda Torres Rowe, Founder and Executive Director of Latina Center Maria

2018 Honorees

Tim Doane, Marblehead Firefighter and Founder of Cooking for a Cure (Marblehead)

Kristine Babcock, Veterans Service Coordinator at North Shore Community College (Danvers)

Rick Reed, Town Manager (Bedford)

Karen Finocchio Lubeck, Alzheimer's Association Volunteer

2017 Recipient

Jason McCuish, English Teacher at Lynn Tech

2016 Recipient

Andrew DeFranza, Executive Director at Harborlight Community Partners (Beverly)