2016 Ezekiel: Prophet of Hope Award Reciepient
Bernard (Bernie) Evans, Ph.D. '71
Dr. Bernard Evans is on the faculty at Saint John's University where he serves as Associate Dean for Faculty and occupies the Virgil Michel Ecumenical Chair in Rural Social Ministries. Bernie earned his B.A. at Saint John's University in 1965 and M.A. in 1971; Bernie received his Ph.D. at The Catholic University of America in 1986. Bernie teaches courses on Christian social ethics, environmental theology and ministry in rural communities. His most recent publications include the books Lazarus at the Table: Catholics and Social Justice (2006); Vote Catholic? Beyond the Political Din (2008); and, Stewardship: Living a Biblical Call (2014), all published by the Liturgical Press. Bernie's Professional activities have included, Columnist for the St. Cloud Visitor, Member of the Board of Directors, Joint Religious Legislative Coalition (1995-2010), Executive Committee, Northland Ministry Partnership (Minnesota consortium of Theological Schools) (1992-2010), Social Concerns Board, Minnesota Catholic Conference (1990-2010) and Board of Directors, Central Minnesota Emergency Services Chaplaincy (2005-2008). Bernie has presented various public speeches and lectures on Catholic social teaching.